Ethiopia

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 22 February 2024

In 2022, Ethiopia received a total of almost US$1 million in international mine action support from three donors.[1]

The contributions went to capacity-building, risk education, and victim assistance activities implemented by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

International contributions: 2022[2]

Donor

Sector

Amount

(national currency)

Amount

(US$)

Italy

Victim assistance

€590,733

622,278

UNDP

Capacity-building

US$195,264

195,264

Japan

Risk education, victim assistance

¥21,600,000

164,310

Total

 -

N/A

981,852

Note: UNDP=United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); N/A=not applicable.

Five-year support for mine action

In the five-year period from 2018–2022, international assistance to mine action in Ethiopia has totaled just over $1 million. In 2021, Ethiopia received a total of $0.2 million.[3] No international contributions to mine action were recorded in 2018–2020.



[1] Italy: Italy Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2022), Form I. See, Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Database. Japan: response to Monitor questionnaire by Akifumi Fukuoka, Deputy Director, Conventional Arms Division, Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 September 2023. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), “Annual Report 2022,” April 2023, pp. 119–120.

[2] Average exchange rates for 2022: €1=US$1.0534; ¥131.4589=US$1. United States (US) Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 9 January 2023.

[3] See ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2022 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2022).