Palau

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 22 February 2024

In 2022, Palau received a total of US$835,160 in international mine action assistance from two donors: Japan and the United States (US).[1] This represents a 24% decrease from the $1.1 million received in 2021.

International contributions in 2022 went toward clearance of explosive remnants of war (ERW) by the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).

International contributions: 2022[2]

Donor

Sector

Amount

(national currency)

Amount

(US$)

Japan

Clearance (ERW)

¥94,671,396

720,160

United States

Clearance (ERW)

US$115,000

115,000

Total

 -

N/A

835,160

Note: ERW=explosive remnants of war; N/A=not applicable.

Five-year support for mine action

In the five-year period from 2018–2022, international mine action assistance to Palau totaled approximately $5.2 million.

Summary of international contributions: 2018–2022[3]

Year

International contributions (US$)

2022

835,160

2021

1,100,000

2020

900,000

2019

900,000

2018

1,500,000

Total

5,235,160

 



[1] Japan: response to Monitor questionnaire by Akifumi Fukuoka, Deputy Director, Conventional Arms Division, Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 September 2023. United States: US Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA), “To Walk the Earth in Safety: 1 October 2021–30 September 2022,” 4 April 2023.

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

[3] 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).