Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 22 December 2023

In 2022, Mauritania received US$1.8 million in international mine action support from France. The funds went to clearance activities implemented by HAMAP-Humanitaire, a French non-governmental organization (NGO).[1] This was the first recorded mine action funding for Mauritania since it reported the discovery of previously unknown mined areas in June 2020.[2]

In its Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 4 deadline extension request submitted in 2021, Mauritania reported that it was providing a total of €250,000 (US$263,350) toward its national mine action program, covering 2021–2022.[3]

[1] Response to Monitor questionnaire by Yves Marek, Ambassador for Mine Clearance, France Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, 21 September 2023.

[2] See Impact country profiles. ICBL-CMC, “Country Profiles: Mauritania,” undated.

[3] Mauritania Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 4 deadline Extension Request, 30 June 2021, pp. 7–8; and Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 4 Analysis Group, “Analysis of Mauritania’s deadline extension request under Article 4 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” 9 August 2021, p. 2. Average exchange rate for 2022: €1=US$1.0534. United States (US) Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 9 January 2023.