Mine Action & Victim Assistance in Broader Frameworks

Posted on January 23, 2014



A new publication by the Mine Ban Treaty Implementation Support Unit highlights the supporting role that mine action structures can play in integrating landmine victim assistance into broader approaches to healthcare, disability and human rights.

“By documenting good practices from around the globe, the publication Five Key Examples of the Role of Mine Action in Integrating Victim Assistance into Broader Frameworks illustrates how mine action entities can contribute to assisting the victims of landmines and other explosive remnants of war,” said the Director of the Implementation Support Unit, Kerry Brinkert.

The publication documents examples of states in which the role of mine action programmes in landmine victim assistance has been played well:

  • In Afghanistan, the mine action coordination centre filled a void by taking the initiative to support and build the capacities of the government to address the rights of survivors in the broader context of health care, rehabilitation, education, and disability.
  • In Albania, the mine action executive body leveraged the landmine issue to enhance medical and rehabilitation capacities in the poorest region of the poorest country in Europe.
  • In South Sudan, mine action supported an initiative to obtain disability data where little before had existed.
  • In Tajikistan, the mine action centre was instrumental in promoting the rights of survivors in the broader context of disability and development.
  • In Thailand, the mine action centre delegated responsibility to ensure the rights and address the needs of victims and survivors within broader State responses to injury and disability.

The publication is available for download here.

A new publication by the Implementation Support Unit highlights the supporting role that mine action structures can play in integrating landmine victim assistance into broader approaches to healthcare, disability and human rights.

By documenting good practice from around the globe, the publication, Five Key Examples of the Role of Mine Action in Integrating Victim Assistance into Broader Frameworks, illustrates how this can be done.

– See more at: http://www.apminebanconvention.org/#sthash.2Jsg9yHZ.dpuf

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