Support for Mine Action
There are more than 3,000 mine/explosive remnants of war survivors in the Republic of El Salvador. In 2011, Norway contributed NOK1 million (US$178,500) to El Salvador as part of its support to the Network of Survivors and Persons with Disabilities project, which aims to increase the participation/inclusion of survivors and persons with disabilities in their communities through health, economic reintegration, and human rights programs. In 2012, Norway contributed a further NOK725,648 ($124,723) through the Survivors Network Project managed by the ICBL.
The government of El Salvador provides support for victim assistance through the Protection Fund for the Disabled and Injured as a Result of the Armed Conflict (Fondo de Protección de Lisiados y Discapacitados a Consecuencia del Conflicto Armado, or Protection Fund) that was created in 1993 as part of the 1992 peace agreement that ended the conflict in El Salvador. In 2011, the Protection Fund had a nationally-funded budget of $29 million, of which $2,747,334 was earmarked for landmine survivors. In 2012, this amount increased to approximately $3,400,000.
 ICBL-CMC, “Country Profile: El Salvador: Casualties and Victim Assistance,” 2012.
 ICBL-CMC, “Country Profile: El Salvador: Support for Mine Action,” 10 September 2012.
 Email from Megan Burke, Survivor Network Project, 23 May 2013. Average exchange rate for 2012: NOK5.8181=US$1. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 3 January 2013.
 El Salvador Peace Agreement (Chapultepec) – 1992, Chapter V.
 Fondo de Protección de Lisiados y Discapacitados a Consecuencia del Conflicto Armado (Protection Fund for the Disabled and Injured as a Result of the Armed Conflict).