Assistance activities to Mine victims in East Africa 2006

Contract partner: ÖRK - Österreichisches Rotes KreuzCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 01.01.2006End: 31.12.2006

Short Description:

Overall goal

For many years ICRC preventive mine action has been an integral part of its field operations, which aim to protect and assist all victims of conflict. The ICRC Special Appeal for Mine Action is focussing on two specific fields of activitiy, namely the physical rehabilitation related to mine injuries, and preventive mine action programmes, including mine risk reduction and education.

The proposed project will support the ICRC mine action appeal in Eastern Africa, with a special focus on the following result areas:

- Ethiopia : In Ethiopia, the ICRC efforts are geared at ensuring that amputees have access to good-quality prosthetic/orthotic and adequate physical rehabilitation.

- Uganda : In Uganda, the protection and assistance activities on behalf of the civilians and the wounded and sick in the border regions to South Sudan (close to Juba) contributed to limit unnecessary displacements across the border and thus exposure to additional risks.

- Sudan : Assistance to Sudan's physical rehabilitation sector will shift emphasis, focusing on the Khartoum limb-fitting centre, Juba prosthetic/orthotic workshop and training programmes to build up a countrywide pool of skilled staff.

- Chad : The limb-fitting and physiotherapy centre in N'Djamena is one of just two such facilities in Chad and will continue to receive ICRC support to treat the disabled, especially mine victims.

project number2378-01/2006
source of fundingOEZA
sector Gesundheit allgemein
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