Canada

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 04 October 2019

In 2018, Canada contributed C$13.6 million (US$11.3 million)[1] to mine action projects in six countries.

The majority of its contribution went to Iraq and Syria, both receiving more than US$3 million each—representing 58% of Canada’s total funding—while Afghanistan and Ukraine also received substantial funds.

Contributions by recipient: 2018[2]

Recipient

Sector

Amount (C$)

Amount (US$)

Iraq

Clearance and risk education

4,102,103

3,430,713

Syria

Clearance and risk education

3,852,856

3,222,260

Afghanistan

Various

3,000,000

2,508,991

Ukraine

Clearance and risk education

1,638,217

1,370,090

Sri Lanka

Clearance

898,101

751,109

Lao PDR

Risk education

78,700

65,819

Total

 

13,569,977

11,348,982

 

From 2014–2018, Canada’s support to mine action totaled more than C$67.5 million (US$54 million), with an average yearly contribution of C$13.5 million (US$10.8 million). In comparison, Canada provided C$84.3 million (US$80.6 million) during the previous five-year period from 2009–2013.

Summary of contributions: 2014–2018[3]

Year

Amount (C$)

Amount ($)

% change from previous year ($)

2018

13,569,977

11,348,982

+4

2017

14,167,739

10,911,690

-18

2016

17,550,628

13,252,758

+23

2015

13,782,825

10,775,408

+41

2014

8,462,841

7,663,534

-4

Total

67,534,010

53,952,372

 

 



[1] Average exchange rate for 2016: C$1.1957=US$1. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 2 January 2019.

[2] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form J, 30 April 2019; and Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report, Form I, April 2019 .

[3] See previous Monitor reports.