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There are currently 66 countries and 7 territories around the world that are affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war that pose a structural barrier to development and economic growth. APOPO has stepped up its war on landmines and continues to develop combined approaches using existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs), leading to more efficient mine action work.
Sam is a farmer in Mozambique whose community has been terrorised by hidden land-mines left over from the war 30 years ago. Read how APOPO cleared the mines and helped people like Sam and his family get back on to their productive land.Read this story
Abu Chinarine is an apopo deminer. He risks his life every day to help rid his community of unexploded landmines left over from the war 30 years ago.Read this story
Thousands of innocent children and adults are injured or killed by landmines every year. Read how APOPO's HeroRATs are helping in the global fight against these insidious weapons.Read this story