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Clearance of Mines and ERW is the process of gathering information on explosive hazards/ordnance using both technical and non-technical surveys and removing them through explosive hazard removal. It aims to remove contamination of mines and ERW, so that civilians can return to their homes and carry out daily activities safely.
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Mine Risk Education refers to activities aimed at reducing the risk of injury from explosive hazards by raising awareness and promoting behaviour change. This can include information campaigns, training and liaison with communities.
Victim Assistance includes the actions to meet the needs of people injured by mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) and improvised explosive devices (IED), survivors, as well as families of people injured and killed, and affected communities (defined as victims in the Mine Ban Treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Optional Protocol V of the Convention on Cluster Munitions). This includes emergency and ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, psychosocial support, social inclusion, inclusive education, and economic inclusion including social protection. The provision of this assistance is guided by the principle of non – discrimination. Victim assistance also requires states to collect data on mine/ERW/IED casualties and on the needs of victims, and the development and implementation of laws and policies that promote the rights of victims, many of whom are children.
GENDER & MINE ACTION:
Mine action is dedicated to strengthening and mainstreaming gender perspectives in its activities, planning, implementation and evaluation. Thus, its efforts aim to achieve universalization and gender equality and full implementation of all relevant treaties and conventions.
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Last Updated: 7 December 2020
GLOBAL COORDINATION CONTACTS
Mr. Bruno DONAT
Global Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR)
Chief, UNMAS Geneva
Phone Number: +41 22 917 1779
Ms. Christelle LOUPFOREST
Deputy Global Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR)
Liaison Officer, UNMAS Geneva
Phone Number: +41 22 917 4741