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05 May 2010 description

(A tripartite press release issued by EMAO, EU, and UNDP)5 May 2010, Addis Ababa: In addition to the EUR 9.75 million contributed to the 2007-2009 mine action project, the European Union (EU) contributes additional EUR 4.85 million to the critical development work undertaken by the Ethiopian Mine Action Office (EMAO) for the next two years in support of Ethiopia's efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and fulfill its commitment under the Mine Ban Convention by 2015.

26 Feb 2010 description

26 February 2010 - Thanks to a US$2 million emergency contribution from Japan, UNDP will help to de-mine 2.5 million square metres of land in Ethiopia, safely opening it up for use by drought-stricken local residents and nomadic populations.

The funds will also be used for mine-risk education activities in the landmine-affected Afar, Somali and Tigray regions of the country.