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ERW Database

This page contains the database on explosive remnants of war (ERW database) consisting of the requests for assistance and their annual updates pursuant to Articles 7 and 8 of the Protocol. The ERW database was established by the First Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Protocol .

The requests for assistance and their updates should contain the following information, if available:
(a) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO):
  1. the general location of known and probable UXO;
  2. the types and approximate number of explosive ordnance in the targeted areas;
  3. any information available on the explosive ordnance including colour, size and shape and other relevant markings;
  4. the method used for safe disposal of the explosive ordnance.

(b) Abandoned Explosive Ordnance (AXO):
  1. the location of the AXO;
  2. the approximate number of AXO at each specific site;
  3. the types of AXO at each specific site;
  4. any information available on the AXO, including colour, size and shape;
  5. information on type and methods of packing for AXO;
  6. state of readiness;
  7. the location and nature of any booby-traps known to be present in the area of AXO.

(c) Appraisal of needs; status of clearance; as appropriate the care, rehabilitation and social and economic reintegration of ERW victims; programmes for destruction of ERW, as well as measures taken to provide immediate and effective warning and risk education to population.

To see the Formats for requesting assistance, which are under consideration by the High Contracting Parties and may be used to submit a request for assistance under Protocol V, please click here.


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