International Partners Commit Over $700 Million for Ukraine’s Demining Efforts

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, April 8, 2024
International Partners Commit Over $700 Million for Ukraine’s Demining Efforts

The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has announced that international partners have pledged over $700 million for humanitarian demining projects in Ukraine, extending through to 2027

This financial commitment underscores the global recognition of the urgent need for demining operations within the country, particularly in territories previously occupied.

Leading contributors to this significant funding include the United States, Switzerland, Norway, European Union member states, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, among others. These donations reflect a concerted international effort to address the extensive challenge posed by landmines and unexploded ordnance, which threaten civilian safety and hinder economic recovery and development in affected regions.

The Ukrainian government plans to further enhance its mine action activities by fostering deeper collaboration with the international and professional community. This strategy involves the Sectoral Working Group initiated in 2023, which consolidates all Ukrainian donors in this field. Additionally, the mine countermeasures cluster, reinstated in March 2024, serves as a vital platform for the programmatic coordination of involved parties.

With over 2 million hectares of land in de-occupied areas of Ukraine requiring demining, these contributions are crucial for ensuring the safety of the populace and facilitating the nation's rehabilitation and progression towards recovery. This coordinated international support exemplifies the widespread acknowledgment of the scale of the demining task at hand and the essential role of global partnership in addressing humanitarian crises.

You will be interested