“Bridges”: Stronger Support of Landmine Survivors

April 23, 2015

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At an event  in Geneva on 23 April, convened by Costa Rica, the Chair of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Committee on Victim Assistance, experts explored ways to follow-up on the Bridges between Worlds global conference that took place in Medellin, Colombia in April 2014. Experts called for global discussions on supporting landmine survivors to […]

Handicap International: 3 Complementary Documents on VA

April 8, 2015

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Handicap International has produced a so-called VA package comprised of three complementary documents that address both conceptual and operational issues at play when considering the integration of assistance to survivors in light of the CRPD and disability-inclusive development: 1) The Way Forward on Victim Assistance: A consideration of the various aspects at play when integrating […]

Guidance on Child-focused Victim Assistance—UNICEF

March 3, 2015

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UNICEF Paper: Assistance to Victims of Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War: Guidance on Child-focused Victim Assistance The Guidance on Child-focused Victim Assistance is available in eight PDF documents. The first section contains the Acknowledgements, Foreword, Acronyms and Chapters 1 through 4: Chapter 1. Introduction: The Need for Child-focused Victim Assistance Guidance Chapter 2. Mine […]

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Call for Papers: Survivor Assistance

February 20, 2015

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The Journal of ERW and Mine Action ISSUE 19.3 will include a feature on Survivor Assistance. The Call for Papers is out now. Deadline: 1 July 2015 Publication: Fall 2015 *Submissions for issue 19.3 are due by 1 July 2015. However, because of limited space, authors are strongly encouraged to submit articles to The Journal […]

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The War Report 2013: Armed Conflicts and their Consequences

January 27, 2015

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The War Report 2013, launched in December 2014, identifies and describes all armed conflicts in the previous calendar year. It also gives information about ongoing crisis and conflicts. The War Report is designed as a resource for those working in the field, governments, policy-makers, journalists, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United […]

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Victim Assistance & a Ban on Nuclear Weapons

January 22, 2015

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Following a direct reference to the lack of victim assistance for nuclear weapon survivors by Austria in its pledge to work to bridge gaps in international law on nuclear weapons at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in December 2014 a brief paper by Article 36 looks at some of the issues […]

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Monitor VA Reporting 2014

January 6, 2015

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Monitor Reporting on VA in 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries Landmine Monitor 2014 Casualties and Victim Assistance (pdf) Universal Children’s Day, 20 November The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children 5MSP – The Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2 to 5 September Cluster Munition […]

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