Myanmar: Land Mines

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 27 Mawrth 2023.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Baroness Nye Baroness Nye Llafur

To ask His Majesty's Government what funding they are providing for demining projects in areas of Myanmar not under the control of the military.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK Government does not fund any demining projects in Myanmar, as demining organisations are not permitted to conduct mine clearance activities there. Risk education is permitted, and this financial year the FCDO's Global Mine Action Programme (GMAP) is providing £600,000 in funding for UK NGO the HALO Trust and Mines Advisory Group to deliver this activity. Humanitarian mine action is a neutral activity, and the GMAP Myanmar programme currently delivers risk education to at risk groups and communities where conditions allow, regardless of who is in control.

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