19 August 2019
Survivors Network Discusses Sustainable Assistance
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines joined partners last month for the Fifth Latin American Regional Seminar for Strengthening the Network of Landmine and ERW (Explosive Remnants of War) Survivors and Persons with Disabilites (PwDs).
The seminar, which took place in Bogotà, Colombia, was hosted by Humanity & Inclusion, and included discussion of key actors and organizations in strengthening assistance networks, accessing rights and monitoring human rights, and sharing good practices on victim assistance.
As mine-affected countries strive to complete clearance of contaminated territory by 2025, communities are looking at sustainability mechanisms to ensure ongoing assistance to survivors of landmines and explosive remnants of war.
In addition to regional survivor network members, participants included representatives from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Colombia, the United Nations Mine Action Service, the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, and Seguridad Humana en America Latina y el Caribe.
Strategies and recommendations resulting from the seminar will be shared with global partners and networks at the Fourth Review Conference on a Mine Free World, taking place in Oslo in November.
See pictures from the seminar here.