Improving Food Security in Ukraine Through Demining


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(DipNote) Russia's invasion devastates Ukraine's food security, as one-third of the country is suspected to be mine-contaminated, impacting 6.5 million acres of farmland. The United States leads humanitarian demining efforts with a $182M commitment since February 2022, aiming to clear mines from agricultural areas. Ukraine, a vital global food supplier, faces disruptions in supply chains and increased production costs. The U.S. supports NGOs like Tetra Tech and HALO Trust to accelerate demining, prioritizing agricultural zones. Landmines left by Russian forces hinder planting, damage equipment, and pose threats. U.S. aid also focuses on agricultural recovery, alleviating the food security crisis. Demining is crucial for Ukraine's economic revival, energy security, and the well-being of its people. The U.S. reaffirms its commitment to addressing explosive hazards and promoting global peace and security through conventional weapons destruction efforts.

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Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, March 4, 2024

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