Contribution to the ICRC Mine Action Appeal 2012
Preventive mine action is an integral part of ICRC field operations, which aim
to protect and assist all victims of conflict. In 2012, the ICRC will pursue its
preventive mine-action activities around the world, focusing on countries
where the threat of mines/ERW is greatest, particularly those caught up in or
emerging from armed conflict. As a result of its multidisciplinary approach to
reducing the impact of weapon contamination, most preventive mine-action
activities are implemented as part of the various ICRC programmes such as
protection, economic security, and water and habitat.
In order to support the ICRC in continuing these large scale
humanitarian activities on behalf of the conflict victims, the Austrian Government has decided to make available this contribution to the ICRC Mine Action Appeal 2012, earmarked specifically for the ICRC Mine Action activities in Ethiopia.