Press
@ITF_fund: Last day at the #MineAction Symposium 2017! Currently, discovering the links between #terrorism and explosive remna… https://t.co/EOy3bakZG8
@ITF_fund: We all want peace and a world without mines -- the #MineAction Symposium 2017 is officially opened! @MineActionHR https://t.co/j54oDh1a9K
@ITF_fund: Foreign minister H. E. Mr Luis Filipe Tavares, Ambassador @damjan_bergant ITF director, at @ITF_fund headquarters,… https://t.co/zI83lGaS1T
@ITF_fund: Issue 21.1 of the Journal of CWD is out, with the contribution of our colleague Gregor Sančanin. @CISRJMU https://t.co/g4Xl5fZPCa
@ITF_fund: #April weather can always surprise. Snowy Municipality of Ilijaš, Bosnia and Herzegovina. https://t.co/Q9dkhFhBIu
@ITF_fund: In 20 years ITF raised over 411 mio USD of donor funds that enabled it to implement over 3,100 programs and project… https://t.co/6ceYJWJiz9
@ITF_fund: .@ITF_fund is looking forward to join the #MineAction Symposium this year, too! https://t.co/4LuvUjNYhk

ITF in Figures

  • Since its establishment in 1998, ITF has raised over 400 million USD and completed over 3,000 projects and programs.
  • Over 135 million m2 of land cleared as follows:

Albania: over 2.5 million m2

Bosnia and Herzegovina: over 73 million m2

Croatia: over 32 million m2

Kosovo*: over 6 million m2

Macedonia: over 4.4 million m2

Montenegro: over 721,000 m2

Serbia: over 12.5 million m2

South Caucasus: over 2.1 million m2

Lebanon: over 1.3 million m2

  • 80,616 mines and UXO have been found and destryed in SE Europe.
  • 653,355 different items of ammunitions destroyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
  • 105,067 of excess ammunition destroyed in Croatia.
  • 71,863 pieces of ammunition destroyed in Lithuania.
  • 146,500 pieces of dangerous ammunitions removed from Gerdec, Albania after ammunition depot explosion.                 
  • 91 tones of UXO and 131,000 pieces of ammunitions successfully extracted from ground, river channels and lakes at Chelopechene, Bulgaria after ammunition depot explosion.               
  • 440,000 and more school children and adults living in mine polluted areas received mine risk education directly and over 610,000 family members indirectly.
  • 1,251 mine/UXO survivors rehabilitated through ITF.
  • Over 16,000 mine survivors received psycho-social assistance.
  • Over 1,050 individuals trained in the field of Mine Action (mine victim assistance, humanitarian demining, management).
  • 43 beneficiary countries.
  • Donators: 29 donor countries, the EU, UNDP, UNMAS, OPEC Fund for International Development, over 10 local authorities in mine affected countries, 130 international and local public and private companies, NGOs, and individuals.
  • 2 countries – Macedonia (2006) and Albania (2009) achieved mine impact free status in accordance with Article 5 – Ottawa Convention.
  • 3 regional initiatives (SEEMACC and RASR in SE Europe; Facilitation of Central Asia Regional Cooperation in Mine Action).

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Data updated as of February 2016.