Victim Assistance: Access to Rehabilitation and Linking Mine Action to Development – Multiyear Contribution to SFD Appeal 2013-2014

Progetto concluso

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.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Conflitto & fragilitá
Rimozione di mine antipersona
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014
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.

Gruppi target

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

Effetti a medio termine

Rehabilitation, including provision of prostheses, orthoses and other mobility devices, of an estimated 15,000 persons with disabilities.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione svizzera senza scopo di lucro
  • Altra organizzazione svizzera non profit
  • ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled (SFD)

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    600’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    600’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 5 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Fase 4 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Fase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)