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
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

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops $ 341,723   2020-09-012024-08-31
Mag America, Inc. $ 6,100,000   2020-10-012023-12-31
Mag America, Inc. $ 2,000,000   2020-01-012023-12-31
Halo Trust (usa), Inc. (the) $ 2,000,000   2019-10-012023-12-31
Norsk Folkehjelp $ 3,000,000   2019-10-012023-12-31
Dansk FlygtningehjÆlp $ 3,000,000   2020-09-012023-08-31
Halo Trust (usa), Inc. (the) $ 9,630,000   2018-09-052023-08-31
Centre International De DÉminage Humanitaire - GenÈve $ 1,349,633   2020-08-152023-08-14
Asociacion Campana Colombiana Contra Minas Cccm $ 6,592,000   2018-09-052023-01-04
Itf Ustanova Za Krepitev Clovekove Varnosti $ 2,666,794   2020-01-012022-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: The funds assisted countries in removing the harmful global effects of conventional weapons, both in their existence as explosive remnants of war (ERW) and in stockpiles at-risk for proliferation to terrorists and criminals. Key achievements of CWD global resources used in FY 2010 included significant program support of the programs in Iraq and Afghanistan: Despite a government of Iraq ban on demining that was in place at the beginning of FY10, State Department-funded NGOs managed to clear more than 18 million square meters of landmines and unexploded ordinance. This will save countless Iraqis from death or injury and will boost economic and agricultural productivity. Iraq remains heavily contaminated by ERW, but with WRA funded assistance, NGOs provided mine risk education to nearly 35,000 Iraqis, another step to saving lives and limbs ahead of actual land clearance. WRA also trained more than 350 Iraqi officials or teachers in governments from the national to the local level on how to implement ERW programs. Lastly, WRA funded the UNDP s Iraqi mine action team which works closely with the national government in Baghdad to help develop and implement effective and transparent procedures for the registration and licensing of demining entities and the supervision and documentation of all mine action activities in Iraq. Fiscal Year 2011: Estimated grants amount: $110 million. Fiscal Year 2012: Estimated grants amount: $105 million.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Landmine clearance, weapons destruction, small arms and light weapons disposal, landmine and unexploded ordinance disposal surveys, mine risk education and victims assistance.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All projects must have a clear focus and in some way be related to one of the following: landmine clearance, weapons destruction, small arms and light weapons disposal, landmine and unexploded ordinance disposal surveys, mine risk education, and victims assistance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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See Grants.gov; any recipient involved in demining and small arms disposal has t