To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much her Department (a) has spent in the last ten years and (b) plans to spend in each of the next three years on demining in (i) Iraq, (ii) Lebanon, (iii) Myanmar, (iv) Vietnam, (v) Angola, (vi) Cambodia and (vii) Zimbabwe.
1 December 2021
The UK spent over £164 million on mine action between 2014-21. We have committed a further £17 million for financial year 2021-22. Both GMAP and GMAP2 supported mine action across the globe including in Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Vietnam, Angola, Cambodia and Zimbabwe. The programmes involved clearing land; risk education to help affected communities keep safe; and capacity development for national authorities to help them manage their contamination.
The Global Mine Action Programme 3 (GMAP3) is due to begin in 2022; we are working towards finalising funding and country allocations and hope to share our plans for the programme in due course.