Victim Assistance: Access to Rehabilitation and Linking Mine Action to Development – Multiyear Contribution to SFD Appeal 2015-2016

Projet terminé

Switzerland supports activities aimed at banning anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions as well as to alleviating the humanitarian suffering and socio-economic consequences caused by mines and all types of explosive remnants of war. Mine action is of direct relevance for the implementation and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which serve as an important reference point for Switzerland.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Conflit & fragilité
Enlèvement des mines terrestres
01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016
CHF  600’000

According to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines ICBL (Landmine Monitor Report 2012), around the world, there are up to 500,000 survivors of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) or Unexploded Ordnances (UXO), the majority of which are in need of more appropriate assistance and empowerment for them and their families. This number is much higher when taking into consideration small arms, natural disasters or other accidents resulting in a permanent handicap for the affected person. In early 2008, SDC-HA has consolidated its strategy regarding Victim Assistance that now includes all victims (not only mine victims) and people with disabilities, without discrimination, living in a humanitarian or development context.


Counter the devastating consequences and threats on populations living in anti-personnel landmines (APL), cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war affected zones around the world.

Groupes cibles

Victims of anti-personnel landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war.

Effets à moyen terme

Physical rehabilitation service provision, including provision of prostheses, orthoses and other mobility devices, to an estimated 90,000 persons with disabilities.


Principaux résultats attendus:  

Promote access to rehabilitation by providing financial, material, technical or training support to 34 physical rehabilitation centres and 5 professional schools in 17 countries. SFD will also continue facilitating socio-economic integration projects to benefit people with disabilities.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

46 centres in 23 countries have been supported financially, with material, technical support and trainings. SFD has contributed to the rehabilitation of over 63,000 persons with disabilities. 349 professionals participated in fundamental 1-4 week-long trainings organized by SFD.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
  • Autre organisation suisse non-profit

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

Local authorities and local civil society.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    600’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    600’000
Phases du projet Phase 5 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 4 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)