Handicap International have been providing risk education to civilians since 2012, alongside some demining efforts.
The staff in Mali also provide equipment and training to two regional orthopaedic-fitting and rehabilitation centres to aid victims of explosives, such as IEDs or mines, that have been left with physical disabilities.
The psychological impacts of ERW are not forgotten, as Handicap provides a variety of support to the most vulnerable, such as group sessions for victims discuss their experiences.
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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