Somalia acceded to the Convention on 16 April 2012, and the Convention entered into force for Somalia on 1 October 2012. With Somalia’s accession all of Sub-Saharan Africa is now bound by the Convention.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 30 March 2013, Somalia reported that it has stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In accordance with Article 4 of the Convention, Somalia undertakes to destroy or ensure the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines it owns or possesses, or that are under its jurisdiction or control, as soon as possible but not later than four years after the entry into force of this Convention or 1 October 2016.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report Somalia reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.

In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Somalia undertakes to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than ten years after the entry into force of the Convention, or 1 October 2022.

Victim Assistance 

Somalia is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. 



Update on Victim Assistance, November 2018


Somalia's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Somalia's 2017 Article 7 transparency report


Press Release | Landmine ban convention enters into force for Somalia: All of Sub-Saharan Africa now formally bound by the treaty |
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Somalia at the 12MSP in Geneva