ALERT – 20 years after adoption of Ottawa Treaty, the fight against anti-personnel mines continues!

ALERT – 20 years after adoption of Ottawa Treaty, the fight against anti-personnel mines continues!

Posted by: on Sep 18, 2017 | No Comments

Two decades ago, the adoption of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty marked an unprecedented diplomatic victory against these indiscriminate weapons. The treaty led to a fall in casualty numbers, the destruction of millions of mines and a virtual end to their use.

FEEDBACK – The Foundation’s Talks and Debates: the links between mine clearance and economic development

FEEDBACK – The Foundation’s Talks and Debates: the links between mine clearance and economic development

Posted by: on Jun 27, 2017 | No Comments

Handicap International has been at the forefront of mine action since 1992 when it first started its mine clearance programs. In June 2015, in hopes of keeping challenging Handicap International staff members, the Foundation invited two professors to present the very first economic analysis of mine clearance.

ALERT – 4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

ALERT – 4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Posted by: on Apr 4, 2017 | No Comments

2015 saw a record increase in the number of casualties of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), up 75% from 2014. The vast majority of people killed and injured in these attacks were civilians.

ALERT – 18th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty

ALERT – 18th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty

Posted by: on Mar 1, 2017 | No Comments

March 1st 2017 marks the 18th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty*. On this occasion, Handicap International is calling on States to end the use of these barbaric weapons.