Angola

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 18 December 2019

In 2018, the Republic of Angola received US$7.1 million (more than double compared to 2017) from four donors.[1] As in 2016 and 2017, Angola did not receive international support for victim assistance in 2018. Instead, all funds were allocated to clearance and risk education activities.

International contributions: 2018[2]

Donor

Sector

Amount (national currency)

Amount (US$)

US

Clearance

$4,000,000

4,000,000

United Kingdom

Clearance and risk education

£1,526,146

2,039,389

Japan

Clearance

¥87,541,570

792,949

Norway

Clearance and risk education

NOK2,000,000

245,948

Total

   

7,078,286


The government of Angola has contributed some $276 million to its mine action program since 2014, or 84% of its total mine action budget. In 2018, it contributed AOA6.7 billion ($45.1 million) resulting in a $33.5 million overall budget.[3]

In 2014–2018, Angola was one of the 15 largest recipients of international mine action funding and received more than $50 million. However, a downward trend has been apparent since 2014 with a decline in international assistance that has dropped from $32 million in 2014 to less than $10 million per year from 2015–2018.

Summary of contributions: 2014–2018[4]

Year

National contributions

International contributions (US$)

Total Budget

2018

26,458,282

7,078,286

33,536,568

2017

45,079,260

3,127,966

48,207,226

2016

24,497,253

4,797,332

29,294,585

2015

59,168,559

6,650, 365

65,818,924

2014

121,096,790

32,077,878

153,174,668

Total

276,300,144

53,731,827

330,031,971

 



[1] Japan, Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report, Form I, 30 April 2019; Norway, Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report, Annex, 30 April 2019; United Kingdom, Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form J, 30 April 2019; and US Department of State, “To walk the earth in safety 2019,” 3 April 2019.

[2] Average exchange rate for 2018: NOK8.1318=US$1; £1=1.3363; ¥110.4=US$1. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 2 January 2019.

[3] Republic of Angola, Ministry of Finance, National Budget 2018 (Dotação Orçamental por Orgão), December 2017. Average exchange rate for 2018: AOA251.82=US$1, Oanda.com, Historical Exchange Rates.

[4] See previous Monitor reports.