Bombs under the rubble — Study of awareness of explosive remnants of war among the populations of Gaza (2015)
This baseline assessment was undertaken by Humanity & Inclusion in October 2014 in Gaza.The focus was to collect baseline data related to the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding explosive remnants of war contamination in communities impacted by the recent conflict. View report here.
This paper examines the lives of victims/survivors of landmines by tracking their historical background, the accident and their present conditions. A broader victim assistance and disability framework serves as the backdrop of analysis in this report. View report here
This guide provides a systematic basis for the implementation of a KAP (knowledge, attitudes and practices) survey on landmines and explosive remnants of war. View report here
Humanity & Inclusion recommendations to support stakeholders involved in creating and updating National Action Plans on Victim Assistance (2010-2014), in accordance with international humanitarian and human rights standards. View report here
Ninety-eight percent of people killed or injured by cluster submunitions are civilians living in the aftermath of war. This Humanity & Inclusion report documents the impact of cluster munitions on the lives of people and communities in 25 countries and territories. View the report here.
Knowledge, attitudes, practices related to landmine and unexploded ordnance: North West zone, Somalia (2007)
This study evaluates the impact of the Mine Risk Education project implemented by Humanity & Inclusion in Somaliland, by gathering information on the evolution of the population’s knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding mine and unexploded ordnance safety and awareness. View report here
Recommendations for the victim assistance provisions in a treaty banning cluster munitions: A practitioners’ perspective (2007)
This document provides common recommendations for victim assistance provisions, which should be included in a future treaty to ensure that its implementation will respond to the needs and rights of cluster munition victims. View report here
What rights for mine victims? Reparation, compensation: From legal analysis to political perspectives (2005)
This study examines different areas of international law in order to compile the potential legal means which could be claimed by landmine victims, allowing for compensation. View report here
Acting Against Landmines: The Position of Handicap International (now known as Humanity & Inclusion) (2001)
Humanity & Inclusion helped to initiate and run an international movement aimed at the total prohibition of landmines: the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). View report here
Towards Real Assistance to Landmine Victims: the Position of Handicap International (now known as Humanity & Inclusion) (2000)
By banning antipersonnel landmines, States Parties committed themselves to providing assistance to landmine victims. Despite the efforts first made and the declarations of intention, much remains to be done in the area of victim assistance. View report here
Humanity & Inclusion in Cambodia
Forty years after it was founded in Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand, Humanity & Inclusion continues to support communities in Cambodia, including hundreds of survivors of mines and other explosive remnants of war. Our team began working in Cambodia in 1982 under the umbrella of American Friend Service Committee. In 1987, we began to operate independently, providing artificial limbs and rehabilitation services to survivors of landmine explosions. Since then, our mission has expanded to include many more services.
Even though Cambodia has achieved strong economic growth rates and political stability in the past 20 years, the country still bears the scars of its violent history and the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979.
Landmines and other explosive remnants of war leftover from the conflict in the country continue to claim new victims today.
Areas of Intervention
- Rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics
- Armed violence reduction
- Socio-economic inclusion
- Disability prevention
Our 55 staff members work to reduce preventable disabilities, improve access to high quality health and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities, and to promote their social and economic independence. Today, Humanity & Inclusion is recognized as a major disability rights actor in Cambodia. Our team also works alongside communities in mine action, road safety and mother and child health initiatives.
We continue to support a rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham to ensure it provides quality services and to ensure the sustainability of the sector. Among patients are victims of road traffic accidents, people who have had strokes and those born with health problems. Humanity & Inclusion trains staff and works to improve the center's management system. Each year, more than 2,500 people with disabilities receive adapted rehabilitation services—including physical therapy, counseling and assistive devices—in Kampong Cham.
Humanity & Inclusion focuses on access to rehabilitation care for all, and early childhood development. Early childhood is a crucial window of opportunity to prepare the foundation for life-long learning and participation.
The organization also promotes the economic inclusion of people with disabilities to reduce poverty and social exclusion in a sustainable way. Our team supports the participation of every citizen in local governance.
Humanity & Inclusion trains mine clearance specialists from Cambodia Self-Help Demining (CSHD) to achieve the country's goal of becoming landmine-free by 2025.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Cambodia since 1982, fostering a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of communities where we serve.
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Humanity & Inclusion helped set up seven physical therapy center and the Para Tetra rehabilitation center as well as the school for physical therapists.
Road Safety in Cambodia
Humanity & Inclusion initiated the setup of the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC), the Road Crash and Victim Information System (RCVIS) and developed the Road Safety curricula for primary and secondary education.
Humanity & Inclusion helped to set up the Cambodian Mine Victim Information System (CMVIS).
Our team developed screening tools for newborns and toddlers to help identify any disabilities or developmental delays for early intervention. Recognized by the Ministry of Health, these tools are being implemented nationwide.
Handicap International featured eight of our Cambodian beneficiaries at an exhibition during or the 11th Meeting of the States Parties to the Landmine Treaty, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in December 2011.Read more
11th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty comes to a close.Read more
With the Conference of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in progress, nongovernmental organizations present at the meeting, including Handicap International, have spared no efforts to inform and to raise awareness about the disastrous humanitarian consequences of these weapons.Read more
Chun Vanny was 24-years-old when he was forcibly recruited by the government army to fight against the last strongholds of the Khmer Rouge.Read more
Cambodia, still scarred by landmines, now faced with decreased mine-action fundingRead more