Landmine Victims Health and Social Empowerment Project in Ethiopia

Contract partner: LSN - Landmine Survivors Network - Ethiopia Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 77.155,00 Project start: 01.01.2007 End: 31.12.2007

Short Description:

Overall goal

With armed conflicts dating back to 1935, Ethiopia has been plagued by landmine and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) contamination for seven decades. Even with high levels of mine risk education, new casualties and mine-injured disabilities are reported on a daily basis, most of them among the rural population. Men and women in Ethiopia risk their lives daily just so they can tend to flocks, grow crops, or get water or food for their families.

In an effort to reach more landmine survivors and provide sustainable social services for mine victims, the Landmine Survivors Network (LSN) Ethiopia has defined the following objectives, which the Austrian contribution will enable to be translated into defined and quantifiable results:

1. Improve survivors' health-related quality of life:

Promoting quality peer support; Increasing survivors' access to services and resources; Developing and strengthening partnerships with health care service providers; Creating favorable referral conditions for survivors by promoting collaboration with local government bodies.

2. Improve survivors' participation in the community (social empowerment):

Increasing survivors' advocacy skills and knowledge of disability rights as human rights; Promoting survivors' participation in sporting and other social events; Forging partnerships with disabled persons organizations to further engage civil society in promoting disability rights as human rights; Increasing awareness of partner organizations on the Disability Rights Convention; And strengthening relationships with relevant government bodies to facilitate the adoption of stronger disability standards, policies and practices for the benefit of all survivors.

3. Expand the LSN Ethiopia victim assistance program into Tigray:

Developing a project proposal for expansion of the programme; Hiring an Outreach Worker for the Tigray region; Selecting a local partner organization.

project number 2378-01/2007
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
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