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UN Mine Action Service: Development Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 144888, tabled on 22 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much financial support her Department has given to the work and activities of the United Nations Mine Action Service in each of the last 3 years.

Answered on

30 March 2022

Since 2018, under the second iteration of the Global Mine Action Programme (GMAP2), the UK has been one of the most generous countries in the world in funding demining. At completion of GMAP2 in March 2022, the UK will have invested £146 million to help clear deadly explosive devices worldwide since 2018. GMAP2 has cleared and confirmed safe 464.9 million square metres of land, the equivalent of over 65,107 football pitches, and has delivered risk education messages to over 3.84 million people in communities affected by mines. As part of GMAP2, the UK funded the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) with £18,491,660 in 2019/2020, £12,030,000 in 2020/2021 and £11,000,000 in 2021/2022.

The FCDO remains committed to continuing its support to mine action across the globe. The Global Mine Action Programme 3 (GMAP3) is due to begin in financial year 2022/23. We are working towards finalising funding and country allocations and will share plans as soon as this work is complete.