Andy Smith, 2016
Anyone working in "humanitarian demining" (HD) should understand how it differs from "Humanitarian Mine Action" (HMA) - but many people use the terms as if they were synonyms.
I was recently asked what HMA is, how it differs from HD and how humanitarian demining differs from military demining.
If I could have found this explained on the web, I would have simply provided a link to it. I could not, so I wrote my own answers. The resulting paper might be of interest to anyone involved in Humanitarian Mine Action.
This paper sets out to explain:
It is also intended to explain why humanitarian demining cannot be conducted in isolation from the broader goals of Humanitarian Mine Action as a whole.
Click here to read the paper as a PDF file.