$2 million in new US humanitarian mine clearance assistance for the South Caucasus
To promote regional peace and cooperation, the United States is pleased to announce $2,000,000 for humanitarian demining operations in areas affected by the fall 2020 heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the South Caucasus. Landmines and unexploded ordnance in the conflict zone continue to kill and maim civilians, block economic development and prevent the safe return of displaced communities.
Building on the $500,000 announced in November 2021, new US funding will continue to build the technical capacity of demining organizations to clear deadly landmines and unexploded ordnance. These efforts play a vital role in strengthening human security and enabling displaced communities to return home and rebuild their lives in safety.
The United States is the world’s largest financial supporter of conventional weapons destruction, investing more than $4.7 billion in more than 100 countries since 1993 to promote international peace and security by addressing threats landmines and unexploded ordnance account for civilians.
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