To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps is his department taking to support Ukrainian authorities in the clearance of unexploded ordinance and landmines from recently liberated Ukrainian territories.
17 October 2022
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has a £2m agreement with the Halo Trust to clear unexploded ordinance and landmines from recently liberated Ukrainian territories. FCDO support has already funded HALO to clear 22,985 square metres of land. The UK-led multi-donor Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine (PFRU) has provided £2m to build the capability of the Ukrainian Special Emergency Services to undertake mine clearance and disposal. The FCDO is also funding the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and working closely with UNDP, the Ukrainian authorities, and other donors to strengthen national and sub-national demining capacity and coordination in Ukraine.