Denmark

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 14 November 2023

In 2022, Denmark contributed DKK72.7 million (US$10.3 million) in mine action funding to seven countries and to global activities.[1] This represented a decrease of $4.5 million (or 31%) on the level of support provided by Denmark in 2021.

As from 2019 to 2021, Denmark’s largest contribution went to Iraq, which received more than $3 million and represented almost 30% of Denmark’s total contribution for 2022. Ukraine was a new recipient country for Denmark in 2022, receiving over $2 million in support.

Contributions by recipient: 2022[2]

Recipient

Sector

Amount (DKK)

Amount (US$)

Iraq

Capacity-building, clearance

21,763,231

3,074,511

Ukraine

Clearance, risk education

15,500,000

2,189,699

Global

Unearmarked

15,000,000

2,119,063

South Sudan

Clearance

10,500,000

1,483,344

Afghanistan

Clearance, risk education

4,500,000

635,719

Libya

Clearance, risk education

4,000,000

565,083

Syria

Risk education

1,050,000

148,334

Mali

Risk education

332,191

46,929

Total

 -

72,645,422

10,262,682

 

Five-year support to mine action

In 2018–2022, Denmark’s contributions to mine action totaled more than DKK522 million ($80 million). In comparison, during the previous five-year period from 2013–2017, Denmark provided DKK353.9 million ($56.5 million). This represents a 48% increase when expressed in national currency terms and a 42% increase in United States (US) dollars.

Summary of contributions: 2018–2022[3]

Year

Amount (DKK)

Amount (US$)

% change from previous year (US$)

2022

72,645,422

10,262,682

-31

2021

93,088,492

14,800,148

+7

2020

90,575,000

13,843,038

-21

2019

117,600,473

17,630,462

-25

2018

147,807,000

23,412,746

+51

Total

521,716,387

79,949,076

N/A

Note: N/A=not applicable.

 

 

 



[1] Average exchange rate for 2022: DKK7.0786=US$1. United States (US) Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 9 January 2023.

[2] Response to Monitor questionnaire by Uffe Troensegaard, Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 29 September 2023.

[3] See previous Support for Mine Action country profiles. ICBL-CMC, “Country Profiles: Denmark,” undated.