United Arab Emirates
Support for Mine Action
In September 2011, in its continuing support for the reconstruction of Afghanistan that began in 1997, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed US$25.83 million to mine action to conduct community-based mine action services in Kandahar province. The UAE selected the United States-based company EOD Technology (EODT) to implement the project.In 2012 EODT merged with Sterling Global Operations.
The first installment, paid in late 2011, was for $1,999,975. In 2012, the UAE allocated $13,397,300 to EODT to continue clearance operations in Kandahar province.
 Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) website, “MACCA Fast Facts: March 2012.”
 Email from Eugen Secareanu, Resource Mobilisation Assistant, Resource Mobilisation Unit, UN Mine Action Service, 30 May 2012.
 MACCA website “MACCA Fast Facts: December 2012.”