Explosive remnants of war and landmines in Nepal

understanding the threat : situational analysis and recommendations for future action.
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Informal Sector Service Centre , Kathmandu
Land mines -- Nepal -- Safety measures., Land mines -- Social aspects -- N
ContributionsInformal Sector Service Centre (Kathmandu, Nepal)
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LC ClassificationsUG490 .E977 2006
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Pagination80 p. :
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Open LibraryOL16437983M
LC Control Number2007388595

Explosive Remnants of War and Landmines in Nepal: Understanding the Threat 4 Index of tables Table 1: Source of data for active surveillance (June-October ) 24 Table 2: Comparison between media surveillance and active surveillance   Protocol V: Explosive Remnants of War () Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) The international community has developed two treaties to prohibit or restrict the use of landmines.

This book argues that despite this clear commitment from governments, international organizations and civil society, there is a lack of Author: Joëlle Sciboz. Effect of Explosive Remnants of War on Women's Life / C. Lakshmi Date: Mine Action Programs and Development Programs have already been undertaken and implemented by the United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross by educating civilians, including women, to know the effect of ERW and involve them in the reconstruction process.

A publication that gives audience a general view and understanding of the diversity and abundance of explosive remnants of war (ERW) often found in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. These ERW were designed for use in war time but still pose a constant threat to people’s lives even today. DuringHandicap International Nepal, through our project "Access to Physical Rehabilitation Services for People with Disabilities in the different regions of Nepal", became aware of the need to have a better understanding of the situation regarding people wounded and disabled by victim-activated explosions of landmines and other remnants of the conflict.

Created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library & the UNOG Library in collaboration with UN Mine Action Services, this guide provides information on landmines, explosive remnants of war, & other weapons of societal disruption. North Africa, and in particular the desert areas of The Sahara, is heavily mined and with serious consequences for the local is the most heavily mined country in the world (by number) with as many as million mines as of Land mines and other explosive remnants of war are not limited to North Africa, however; they pose a persistent threat to local people all over the.

The agency said explosive remnants of war, including landmines and unexploded ordnance, pose a huge threat to children and their communities in more than 80 countries, most of which are no longer.

Landmine and ERW Safety Training Resources Learning how to avoid landmine and Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) accidents is the responsibility of each individual travelling to a mine / ERW affected area.

Employers, however, also have a responsibility to ensure that everyone receives proper safety training before they commence working in their new environment.

From tothe Landmine Monitor has recorded overcasualties from mines, IEDs and explosive remnants of war; it estimates that another 1, per year go unrecorded.

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The estimate for all time is over half a million. Inat least 2, were killed and 4, injured. 87% of the casualties were civilians and 47% were children. systematically the dangers to children posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war and the illicit global flows of small arms and light weapons.

The following year,saw the adoption of the Box Being Able to Work Again – Nepal. 58 Box Life After the Bomb: A Psychosocial Study of Child Survivors of.

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) aims to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problems of landmines, and explosive remnants of war within the UN System. Its mandate derives from a series of General Assembly resolutions on mine action and is reviewed by the 4th Committee.

The work of Mine Action is devided in 5 pillars: clearance - education. Learning how to avoid landmine and Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) accidents is the responsibility of each individual travelling to a mine / ERW affected area.

Employers however, also have a responsibility to ensure that everyone receives proper safety training before /5(2).

Danish Demining Group (DDG) was established in and today functions as a humanitarian mine action unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), hence benefiting from synergies in cooperation.

As of AugustDDG is operating with clearance of mines and explosive remnants of war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia (including Somaliland), Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine.

Inmore than 7, casualties were caused by mines and other explosive remnants of war, including nearly 2, deaths, according to the Landmine Monitor. Landmines, cluster munitions and all other explosive remnants of war (ERW) continue to kill and maim children throughout the world. Whatever their initial military purpose, explosive remnants often result in civilian casualties even years after conflict has left an area, and they deprive children and their families of access to much needed land, schools, water points, religious buildings, play.

Reducing the impact of explosive remnants of war and landmines through field activities PublicationRef. This manual has been written to act as the ICRC’s Institutional reference on mine action, as a basis for ICRC mine action training and to provide guidance for those working in delegations where weapon-contamination is an issue.

Chapter 1provides an historical introduction to landmines and explosive remnants of war and the problems they wreak on affected communities. Landmines were developed before the 20th century but became a weapon of choice for many armed forces and groups from the War.

The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR), formerly the Mine Action Information Center (MAIC), is a public policy center that manages information, conducts training, holds conferences and workshops, and performs research relevant to humanitarian mine clearance, victim assistance, mine risk reduction and other explosive remnants of war.

Background Following more than a decade of civil conflict, Nepal is among the countries affected by landmines, victim-activated improvised explosive devices (IED) and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).

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Objectives To assess the magnitude of injuries due to landmines, victim-activated IED and other ERW in Nepal and to describe epidemiological patterns and risk factors for these events.

1 Landmines and Children Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Fact Sheet March A total of 5, new casualties from mines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and victim- activated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recorded in 75 countries and other areas in.

Injuries place an enormous burden on individuals, households, and communities and they exacerbate poverty. (1) A substantial but often under-recognized cause of injury in post-conflict environments is the presence of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), such as abandoned ordnance or weapons and cluster munitions, bombs, mortars or other devices that failed to detonate on impact but.

Landmines don't distinguish between soldier and civilian, farmers at work or children at play. They recognize no ceasefire.

For countries recovering from conflict, these devices impede socio-economic development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Service dogs are renowned for excelling at tasks. Some serve as “seeing eye” dogs. Others sniff for illicit drugs. Some are trained as “comfort animals.” But the use of trained “mine detecting dogs” (MDDs) to locate landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) is less known.

Our most faithful companion’s role in sniffing out these [ ]. Landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) continue to kill, injure and destroy lives and livelihoods. They cause an estimated 11 to 12 casualties daily and are not confined to a single part of the world.

The six countries with the highest landmine. Injuries place an enormous burden on individuals, households, and communities and they exacerbate poverty.

1 A substantial but often under-recognized cause of injury in post-conflict environments is the presence of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), such as abandoned ordnance or weapons and cluster munitions, bombs, mortars or other devices that failed to detonate.

EXPLOSIVE REMNANTS OF WAR: LANDMINES, CLUSTERBOMBS, ETC. Explosive remnants of war (ERW) are the explosive debris of war which includes unexploded ordnance such as anti-personnel Landmines, cluster bombs, artillery shells, mortars, grenades, rockets, and IEDS. Each year large numbers of civilians and military personnel are killed and injured by these “explosive remnants of war”.

Landmines and unexploded ordnance violate nearly all the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC): a child’s right to life, to a safe environment in which to play, to health, clean water, sanitary conditions and adequate education. advocacy to stigmatise the use of landmines and clear other explosive remnants of war.

Overall, 41 states have ceased production of anti-personnel mines, including Egypt, Israel, Nepal, and the US, which are not party to the Mine Ban Treaty. Cluster Munitions Historically, at least 34 states developed or produced more than types of cluster munitions, of which 18 countries ceased manufacturing cluster munitions prior to or.

“Nepal declared free of mines five years after civil war,” BBC News, 14 June Nepal continues to clear IED fields laid by the security forces during the civil war. Four International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) Demining Platoons were involved in the clearance of landmines, IEDs, and explosive remnants of war.

A group in Cambodia is using Gambian giant rats to find the nearly two million land mines spread out across the country. 2 Minute Read. explosive remnants of war.

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In Peam Ta village alone, 11 mines and other explosive remnants of war were cleared from just one of the 32 minefields there. Cambodia is one of countries that have signed the Mine Ban Treaty.

This is an attempt by the International Community to free the world of mines by   Landmines, cluster munitions and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) pose a threat to people’s lives and livelihoods and impede post-conflict recovery and development.

The vast majority of victims of landmines and other ERW are civilians. More than half of the affected states are least developed countries.