Handicap International has been working on land clearance operations in Chad since October 2014 and will not be leaving Chad until 2018 at the earliest. They are part of a project committed to clearing contaminated areas in Chad – work that is funded by the EU. This work has seen Handicap International train national deminers, and staff at Chad’s physical rehabilitation centres.
They have provided further support to disabled people in Chad to help them integrate back into Chadian society. This has not only involved supporting the efforts of rehabilitation centres but also campaign to secure rights in Chad for disabled people who face discrimination in Chad. The work sees them partner with both national organisations and international NGOs such as MAG.
Handicap International’s work has included technical advice and capacity building to CND. Unlike, some other organisations, Handicap International’s work now encompasses the Lake Chad region. Projects in this area include risk education and improving emergency response capabilities in the region.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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