Mine Action Project, Sofala Province, Mozambique
This project is aimed at contributing to the improvement of Mozambique's socio-economic development through fulfilling the country's commitments under the Ottawa treaty. It aims to contribute to the achievement of the Mozambique Mine Action Plan and to support the fulfilment of national obligations under Article 5 of the Mine Ban Treaty.
The activities under this project specifically focus on Sofala province. They are intended to increase the safety of communities living with the threat of mines and to improve the situation of persons with disabilities, including mine victims.
a) Deployment of multi-skilled mine clearance and survey teams into the province of Sofala.
b) Improving communities' safety through the reinforcement of the Mine Risk Education network.
c) Improving the access of mine victims to their rights by improving rehabilitation services and by increasing awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities.
The proposed action will benefit around 400,000 inhabitants of the province of Sofala.