War and Conflict by the Numbers
Once you know the facts, it's common sense to end it.
Up to 20,000 innocent people are severely injured by landmines and other explosive remnants of war each year.
Watch where you step.
Right now, hidden threats like landmines, cluster munitions, and unexploded mortars litter places where families live and children play. Countless people are at risk. That’s why our teams are advocating for real policy change.
Weapon (n.) a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.
30% of all people in conflict-inflicted places are left with permanent disabilities, injuries, medical complications, and trauma.
Out of sight, out of mind…
Landmines impact communities in more than 60 countries and territories. The danger is very real. HI’s risk education teams teach people how to stay safe amidst these weapons, and our demining experts are clearing the land so it’s safe for generations to come.
Disability (n.) a person who has long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory limitation which may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
In 50% of explosive detonations, the consequences are fatal. And children aren’t spared.
Long story short.
The damage done to the body by these weapons is not only caused by the explosion itself, but also by the earth, bacteria, pieces of clothing and fragments of metal and plastic that find their way into the body tissue. HI steps in to help victims who survive these explosions to recover their physical strength and peace of mind.
Casualty (n.) a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
We need to rewrite these statistics.
Humanity & Inclusion rehabilitates thousands of people around the world—innocent people who never signed up to go to war but explosive weapons have altered their lives forever.
These are mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons. They all deserve futures that are not defined by their conflict-inflicted disabilities, scars, and trauma.