Norway to provide NOK 345 million for humanitarian mine clearance in 2019

Norway is maintaining a high level of support for humanitarian mine clearance in 2019, with an allocation of NOK 345 million. ‘It is difficult to say how many lives the Mine Ban Treaty has saved, but we know that each of the nearly 52 million stockpiled anti-personnel mines that have so far been destroyed as a result of the Treaty had the potential to maim or kill,’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.