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Transcaucasus: Land Mines

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 28413, tabled on 30 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make it her policy to allocate additional resources to the United Nations Development Programme to support land mine clearance in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Answered on

4 July 2022

On 30 June the UK Government announced an additional £500,000 of funding to support mine action in and around the areas worse effected by land mine and unexploded ordnance in Armenia and Azerbaijan. This funding takes the total contribution to over £1 million since the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and will be used to provide vital training to ensure those in the region are equipped with skills to tackle land mine and unexploded ordnance effectively. At this point, the UK Government cannot commit to further funding.