Thailand

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 09 January 2024

In 2022, Thailand received just over US$3 million in international assistance for mine action from two donors.[1]

The largest contribution was from the United States (US), which provided almost $2.5 million for various activities that were not disaggregated. Norway funded capacity-building support by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).

International contributions: 2022[2]

Donor

Sector

Amount

(national currency)

Amount

(US$)

United States

Various

US$2,448,000

2,448,000

Norway

Capacity-building

NOK5,424,089

564,198

Total

 -

N/A

3,012,198

Note: N/A=not applicable.

The Royal Thai Government provides most of the annual national mine action budget. In 2022, Thailand reported a national contribution of THB253.2 million ($7.2 million) to support mine action operations, personnel, and the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC).[3]

Thailand also reported its national contributions in 2021 ($8.2 million) and 2020 ($7.5 million).

Five-year support for mine action

In the five-year period from 2018–2022, international contributions to mine action in Thailand totaled approximately $5.6 million.

Summary of international contributions: 2018–2022[4]

Year

International contributions (US$)

% change from previous year

2022

3,012,198

+402

2021

600,000

0

2020

600,000

+1

2019

595,870

-26

2018

808,698

+144

Total

5,616,766

N/A

                    Note: N/A=not applicable.



[1] Norway: Norway Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2022), Form J. See, Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Database. 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: NOK9.6138=US$1. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 9 January 2023.

[3] Thailand Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2022), p. 13. Average exchange rate for 2022: THB35.05=US$1. Xe.com.

[4] See previous Support for Mine Action country profiles. ICBL-CMC, “Country Profiles: Thailand,” 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).