Landmine clearance isn't a partisan issue, it's a humanitarian one. We're deeply grateful to the members of Congress in the bipartisan Unexploded Ordnance/Demining Caucus for their advocacy in funding our lifesaving efforts.
But our work is far from over, and in the coming months, Congress will make big decisions on this year's budget. Funding for landmine clearance programs is at risk, and we need your voice to help people around the world rebuild their lives after conflict.
The U.S. House of Representatives heard your request for increased support for demining programs last year. Now we need to keep the momentum going to advocate for $262.85 million in funding for global landmine clearance programs in the 2022 foreign aid budget.
We're asking our supporters to contact their Congressional representatives and let them know that global demining programs are critical. Will you add your voice to the movement?
We're asking supporters to contact their members of Congress and let them know that demining funding is critical for building safe futures around the world. If you'd like to contact your Congressional leaders, we suggest the following key messages:
"As your constituent and supporter of Mines Advisory Group (MAG), I'm contacting you to encourage your office to support U.S. programs to remove landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). Please vote to include $262.85 million in funding for global demining programs in FY2022. These deadly explosives keep land out of productive use, and prevent communities from building critical infrastructure. We can and must do more to save lives and build safer futures."