Weapons Removal and Abatement

To curb the illicit trafficking and indiscriminate use of conventional weapons of war that contribute to internal instability; pursue such weapons and help the clean-up efforts that occur in post-conflict settings; and engage civil society to expand support for U.S.

humanitarian assistance in
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post conflict societies.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: Laos:
Due to the heavy human population residing on contaminated land in Laos the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S.

Department of State s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs funds a variety of projects which include clearance, mine-risk education, and victim s assistance.

These projects include such activities as training and managing teams to conduct UXO clearances, technical surveys of the land, and extensive risk education with medical, economic, and technical assistance to survivors.

In addition, survivors of explosive remnants of war (ERW) received housing assistance as well as health, agricultural, and vocational information from trained officials.

The Laos projects received over $2.4 million dollars in funds to complete these objectives.

Fiscal Year 2011: There will be a heavy focus on projects within Afghanistan and Iraq.

Fiscal Year 2012: There will be a heavy focus on projects within Afghanistan and Iraq.

Agency - U.S. Department of State

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