CNIDAH to assist 2,000 landmine victims

from Government of Angola
Published on 21 Mar 2012 View Original

Kuito – At least 2,000 landmine victims will be assisted in central Bie province this year by the National Inter-sector Demining and Humanitarian Aid Commission (CNIDAH), Angop learned Wednesday here.

The information was released by CNIDAH field officer, Norberto Quintas, while speaking about landmine victim assistance projects.

The official underlined that the landmine victims will get an assorted range of assistance, including physical rehabilitation, professional training and foodstuffs supplies.

The source said physical rehabilitation will be secured by the orthopaedic centre of Bie main hospital, while the professional training will be undertaken by the National Institute of Employment and Professional Training (INEFOP) and the foodstuffs supply will come from the local department of the Social Welfare Ministry.

Other type of assistance will be secured by the provincial department of the Ministry of Ex-combatants and Motherland Veterans, by the National Association of Disabled Persons (ANDA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

According to the source, about 1,500 people were assisted under a similar programme in 2011.

He said three people were killed and 18 injured as a result of accidents with explosives.

Norberto Quintas said the accidents resulted from landmine explosions and incorrect handling of other types of explosives.

He mentioned the districts of Kuito, Chinguar, Chitembo, Kunhinga, Andulo, Nharea and Katabola as the scene of the accidents.