The U.S. Government humanitarian mine action program assists selected countries in relieving human suffering and in developing an indigenous mine action capability while promoting U.S. interests. The program provides increased humanitarian mine action assistance to countries suffering from the presence of persistent landmines, which maim and kill innocents, obstruct emergency assistance activities, hamper economic development, and impede free movement of citizens.

Within the Department of State, the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement serves as the lead organization in coordinating U.S. humanitarian mine action activities worldwide. The office develops and implements country-specific humanitarian mine action programs and oversees the interagency strategic planning and policy development processes supporting U.S. global demining activities. It directly supports the work of the PCC Subgroup on Humanitarian Mine Action.

[More information about the U.S. Government humanitarian mine action program can be found in the press releases, remarks, fact sheets, etc. sections of the main Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement webpage.]