To Walk the Earth in Safety (2016)

Date: 2016 Description: 2016 Front Cover of To Walk the Earth in Safety - State Dept Image

Since 1993, the United States has provided more than $2.6 billion in assistance in more than 95 countries for CWD programs, delivering the expertise and equipment to secure and destroy at-risk and excess conventional weapons and safely clear mines and UXO. These funds also support mine risk education to prevent accidents, and provide prosthetics, physical rehabilitation services, and vocational training for the injured. The programs we fund produce tangible, measurable, and positive results. At the turn of the 21st century, mines and UXO were killing and injuring almost 10,000 men, women, and children every year. In recent years, that figure has dropped by a remarkable 60 percent. Many more countries have become free from the impact of landmines due to the efforts of the United States and our international partners. More»

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General Information

A Message From Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tina S. Kaidanow
Global Overview of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) Program
The United States' Commitment to CWD
Implementing Partners
U.S. CWD Funding FY 1993-2015
Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations

U.S. Government Interagency Partners

Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program (HD R&D)
Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Training Center (HDTC)
U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Leahy War Victims Fund

Implementation Tools and Fora

U.S. Quick Reaction Force (QRF)
Senior Managers' Course in Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Mine Action
The U.S. Interagency MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) Task Force

Improving Lives Through the U.S. Conventional Weapons Program

Africa: Looking for Gold, Finding a Landmine
East Asia and Pacific: Clearing War Remnants in Paradise
Europe: Forming a Lasting Bond
Middle East and North Africa: Teaching Youth About Risks
South and Central Asia: Responding to Accidents
Western Hemisphere: Working Together To Build Trust

Africa

Africa
Angola
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mozambique
Senegal
Somalia
South Sudan
Zimbabwe
Great Lakes Region
Sahel Region
Other U.S. Support

East Asia and Pacific

East Asia and Pacific
Burma
Cambodia
Laos
Marshall Islands
Palau
Solomon Islands
Vietnam
Regional Support
Other U.S. Support

Europe

Europe
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Georgia
Serbia
Ukraine
Other U.S. Support

Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Libya
Syria
Yemen
Palestinian Territories
Other U.S. Support

South and Central Asia

South and Central Asia
Afghanistan
Kyrgyz Republic
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Other U.S. Support

Western Hemisphere

Western Hemisphere
Colombia
Other U.S. Support