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Last Updated: 22 November 2013

Support for Mine Action

The Republic of the Philippines is affected by explosive remnants of war, especially unexploded ordnance, as a result of long-running, low-level insurgencies by the New People’s Army and other non-state armed groups, mainly in Mindanao. The extent to which the Philippines is also affected by mines is unclear.[1]

Since 2009, the Philippines has received a small amount of international support. In 2009, the United States (US) contributed US$313,375 towards victim assistance activities.[2] There was no international support in 2010, while in 2011 Belgium contributed €8,250 ($11,493) to Geneva Call for work in the Philippines.[3] In 2012, the European Union (EU) provided €552,098 ($709,943) to the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, and Belgium provided €40,000 ($51,436) to Geneva Call, for a total of €592,098 ($761,379).[4]


[1] ICBL-CMC, “Country Profile: Philippines: Mine Action,” 12 December 2012.

[2] US Department of State, “To Walk the Earth in Safety 2010,” Washington, DC, July 2010.

[3] ICBL-CMC, “Country Profile: United States: Support for Mine Action,” 18 October 2010; Belgium, Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), Protocol V, Form I, 31 March 2012. Euro average exchange rate for 2011: €1=US$1.3931. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 3 January 2012.

[4] Email from Carolin J. Thielking, EU Mine Action Focal Point, Division for WMD, Conventional Weapons and Space, European External Action Service, 15 May 2013; and Belgium, CCW, Protocol V, Form F, 8 April 2013. Average exchange rate for 2012: €1=US$1.2859. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 3 January 2013.