2016 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Syria

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Funding FY13 FY14 FY15 FY13–15 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 550 0 8,000 8,550
Country Total 550 0 8,000 8,550
Dollars in thousands

The Syrian civil war, which began in 2011, and the rise of ISIL resulted in massive contamination of UXO in Syria. According to the United Nations, an estimated 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced, and almost 5 million have fled Syria into bordering countries.

In 2013, the United States provided $550,000 for mine risk education. In 2015, the United States allocated $8 million for a range of humanitarian mine action activities. In late 2015 MAG began mobilizing for program implementation, but further activity was put on hold due to ongoing security concerns.