Nigeria

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 22 December 2023

In 2022, Nigeria received almost US$1.4 million in international mine action assistance from three donors. The funds went to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) for capacity-building and risk education.[1]

International contributions: 2022[2]

Donor

Sector

Amount

(national currency)

Amount

(US$)

European Union

Capacity-building, risk education

€1,200,000

1,264,080

South Korea

Capacity-building, risk education

N/R

100,000

United Kingdom

Capacity-building

£15,300

18,928

Total

 -

N/A

1,383,008

Note: N/A=not applicable; N/R=not reported.

Five-year support for mine action

In the five-year period from 2018–2022, international assistance to mine action in Nigeria totaled approximately $6.2 million. Annual funding has increased since 2020, when Nigeria reported improvised landmine contamination on its territory and submitted a Mine Ban Treaty Article 5 deadline extension request.[3]

Summary of international contributions: 2018–2022[4]

Year

International contributions (US$)

% change from previous year

2022

1,383,008

-23

2021

1,800,000

-31

2020

2,600,000

+767

2019

300,000

+200

2018

100,000

N/A

Total

6,183,008

N/A

                              Note: N/A=not applicable.



[1] European Union: response to Monitor questionnaire by Michal Adamowicz, Policy Officer, Non-Proliferation and Arms Export Control, European External Action Service (EEAS), 28 September 2023. South Korea: UNMAS, “Annual Report 2022,” April 2023, pp. 119–120. United Kingdom: UK Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2022), Form J. See, Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Database.

[2] Average exchange rates for 2022: €1=US$1.0534; £1=US$1.2371. United States (US) Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 9 January 2023.

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

[4] See, ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2022 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2022); ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2021 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2021); ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2020 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2020); and ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2019 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2019).