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United Arab Emirates

Last Updated: 30 October 2013

Support for Mine Action

In September 2011, in its continuing support for the reconstruction of Afghanistan that began in 1997, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed US$25.83 million[1] to mine action to conduct community-based mine action services in Kandahar province. The UAE selected the United States-based company EOD Technology (EODT) to implement the project.[2]In 2012 EODT merged with Sterling Global Operations.[3]

The first installment, paid in late 2011, was for $1,999,975.[4] In 2012, the UAE allocated $13,397,300 to EODT to continue clearance operations in Kandahar province.[5]


[1] Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) website, “MACCA Fast Facts: March 2012.”

[2] EODT, “News,” 12 December 2011.

[4] Email from Eugen Secareanu, Resource Mobilisation Assistant, Resource Mobilisation Unit, UN Mine Action Service, 30 May 2012.

[5] MACCA website “MACCA Fast Facts: December 2012.”