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To Walk the Earth in Safety is a print and online publication of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA). PM/WRA’s mission is to reduce the harmful worldwide effects of at-risk, illicitly-proliferated, and indiscriminatelyused conventional weapons of war. To Walk the Earth in Safety is co-written, edited, designed, and produced by PM/WRA and the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) at James Madison University. To request a printed copy of To Walk the Earth in Safety, email

The Fiscal Year 2022 edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, released on April 4, 2023, is the annual report of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. For over 22 years, the United States leads the international donor community in promoting peace and security by partnering with nations to reduce the availability of excess, loosely-secured, or otherwise at-risk small arms and light weapons and munitions, as well as address humanitarian hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries.

The United States is the world’s single largest financial supporter of conventional weapons destruction, investing over $4.6 billion in more than 120 countries since 1993.

In fiscal year 2022, the United States again answered the call to confront the threats of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and unsecured small arms and light weapons, to make this world a better place, including:

  • 174,670,025 square meters of land was cleared
  • 16,561 landmines were destroyed
  • 200,112 explosive remnants of war were destroyed
  • 3,938 metric tons of unserviceable ammunition was destroyed
  • 3,436,037 people received in-person explosive ordance risk education
  • 53,714 people received survivor assistance

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Received U.S. CWD support in the past Mine-impact free and U.S. supported activity in FY2022  Mine-impact free and U.S. CWD support in the past

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For more information please consult the Department of State website or to request a printed copy of To Walk the Earth in Safety, please contact the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, at, and follow them on Twitter @StateDeptPM.

The report is a publication of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA) and is compiled, edited, and designed by CISR in coordination with PM/WRA.

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