Support to the National Mine Action Programme in Uganda to build a Sustainable Response Capacity for Landmine Survivors
This project is located in landmine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) affected communities and IDP camps in various districts of northern, northeastern and western Uganda. It supports the return/resettlement of internally displaced and other landmine survivors in the districts of Lira, Oyam/Apac, Gulu. Kitgum, Pader and Kasese.
The project aims at the development of structures to assist landmine victims in Ugandan IDP camps and in their hosting communities in the context of migration, return and resettlement. Emphasis is put on mental health aspects, peer-to-peer support and data gathering in order to monitor landmine survivor's rights in landmine/ERW affected districts.
A specific outcome of the project is the establishment of a national mechanism based on the initiative "Raising the Voices" to support and organize landmine survivor groups in six districts and at the camp or village level. The project identifies and trains landmine survivors in six districts and collects information on individual needs for return. Furthermore, the project develops counselling and mental health support through peer-to-peer training and referral structures for landmine survivors with an ability to expand.