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Land Mines: Bomb Disposal

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL953, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government to which countries they have provided (1) advice, and (2) support, on landmine clearance programmes.

Answered on

23 June 2021

Since 2018 we have funded programmes to clear landmines and other explosive hazards in Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Colombia, Georgia, (Abkhazia), Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe. In most countries these programmes include capacity development for national authorities to help them manage contamination and education for populations to help keep them safe. In November 2020 the UK successfully fulfilled its own obligation under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention with the completion of the Falklands Demining Programme.