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Libya: Land Mines

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 84256, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Libyan counterpart on the use of landmines in that country.

Answered on

11 September 2020

The UK is deeply concerned at increasing numbers of reported casualties this year, resulting from landmines, booby traps, improvised explosive devices and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). The UK Government continues to raise this issue at senior levels, including in its intervention on Libya at the UN Security Council on 2 September, and in contacts with Libyan interlocutors. Through the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund, we fund the survey and clearance of areas contaminated by ERW. This includes training in explosive ordnance disposal and other technical mine action activities, and mine risk education, to raise awareness of the dangers of mines and ERW.