This leaflet examines the challenges involved
in providing assistance to the landmine victims many of whom cannot be
provided sufficient care caused by poverty and lack of health facilities.
It also points to the responsibilities of states party to the Ottawa Convention
and the new Protocol on explosive remnants of war (ERW) and encourages
increased efforts by both health-care systems and governments to support
- What are the effects of landmines
and ERW and who are their victims?
- What are the needs and challenges
of mine victims?
- Medical care
- What do international treaties require
States to do for mine victims?
- What do the ICRC and the International
Red Cross and Red Crescent movement do to assist mine victims?