Senegal

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 09 January 2024

In 2022, Senegal received €750,000 (US$790,000) in international mine action assistance from the European Union (EU) for clearance activities.[1]

Five-year support for mine action

In the five-year period from 2018–2022, Senegal received a total of approximately $1.7 million in international assistance for mine action activities. Senegal’s mine action program did not receive international funding in 2019 or 2020.

Summary of international contributions: 2018–2022[2]

Year

International contributions (US$)

2022

790,000

2021

900,000

2020

0

2019

0

2018

30,000

Total

1,720,000

 

International support for mine action in Senegal has declined since 2014. This was attributed to poor land release results despite a significant amount of previous support (for example, $7.7 million was allocated for clearance in 2012–2013), as well as Senegal’s apparent reluctance to conduct clearance in accessible areas following the abduction of deminers in March 2013.[3]

In its third Mine Ban Treaty Article 5 deadline extension request, submitted in June 2020, Senegal estimated that a budget of $12 million would be needed to support its mine action program from 2021–2026, of which approximately $7.5 million would be allocated to land release operations and the remainder to risk education, advocacy, victim assistance, and institutional support.[4] Senegal planned to provide approximately $3.3 million (representing 27% of the total) to cover the running costs of its program, though it has not reported on its national contributions.



[1] Response to Monitor questionnaire by Michal Adamowicz, Policy Officer, Non-Proliferation and Arms Export Control, European External Action Service (EEAS), 29 September 2023. Average exchange rate for 2022: €1=US$1.0534. United States (US) Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 9 January 2023.

[2] See previous Support for Mine Action country profiles. ICBL-CMC, “Country Profiles: Senegal,” undated; ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2022 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2022); ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2021 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2021); and ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2020 (ICBL-CMC: Geneva, November 2020).

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