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A publication highlighting the supporting role that national demining structures can play in integrating landmine victim assistance into broader approaches to healthcare, disability and human rights, which was originally published in English thanks to funding provided by Australia, has now been released in additional languages by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit (ISU).

“Thanks to funds provided by a European Union Council Decision in support of the Convention, we can now offer information on how mine action entities can contribute to assisting the victims of landmines and other explosive remnants of war in Arabic, French and Spanish,” said the Director of the Implementation Support Unit, Kerry Brinkert.

“The mission of landmine victim assistance is the full and effective participation of survivors in society on a basis equal to others. Mine action structures cannot fulfil this mission on their own and humanitarian demining programmes are intended to eventually end,” said Kerry Brinkert. “However, if mine action structures play their niche role effectively, considerable gains can be made within the limited time-frame of their existence."

“Making this document available in four languages will ensure the good suggestions contained within, are widely available to the mine action community,” said Kerry Brinkert.

The Role of Mine Action in Integrating Victim Assistance into Broader Frameworks | PDF 1M

PDF 2.5MB | دور الأعمال المتعلقة بالألغام في مساعدة الضحايا


El Rol de la Acción Contra las Minas en Integrar la Asistencia a Víctimas en Marcos más Amplios | PDF 2MB


Rôle de l'action contre les mines dans l'integration de l'assistance aux victimes à des cadres plus larges | PDF 2MB

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