Albania

SafeLane has used surveying techniques and mine detection dogs to minimise the risks of explosive remnants of war in Albania.

Albania was affected by extensive contamination from explosive remnants of war after the years of conflict following the break up of Yugoslavia.

The conflict  led to extensive landmine and unexploded ordnance issues throughout the region.

During the Kosovo crisis of the late 1990s, wide-ranging minefields were laid in the north-east border regions.  However, thanks to the tireless work of the Albanian government, Albania was able to declare itself mine free in October 2009.

With the support of international humanitarian organisations, the Albanian Mines and Munitions Coordination Office has also made great strides towards clearing the unexploded ordnance which has been an unfortunate legacy of the conflict.

SafeLane is proud to have been part of these clearance efforts having used surveying techniques and mine detection dogs (MDD) for clearance and to minimise the risks of explosive threats for local communities.

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