Victim Assistance: Access to Rehabilitation and Linking Mine Action to Development – Multiyear Contribution to SFD Appeal 2015-2016
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.
Conflit & fragilité
Enlèvement des mines terrestres
- Autre organisation suisse non-profit
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.
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||
|Partenaire de projet||
Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
|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 4 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016 (Completed)Phase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014 (Completed)