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Basic Information

Project Number:
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Start — End:
2012-03-24 — 2016-06-30



The project seeks to ensure that landmine survivors, especially children and youth as well as disabled persons, receive essential services, thereby supporting their recovery and socio-economic reintegration into Colombian society. The project targets the rural areas most affected by poverty and the consequences of armed conflict in 10 departments of Colombia. In these regions, landmine accidents are frequent and access to rehabilitation and reintegration services is limited. Support provided by the project includes: (1) increased access to services for civilian landmine survivors, with a focus on children and youth; and; (2) increased capacity of the Colombian stakeholders engaged in victim assistance to respond to survivors' needs.

Colombia is the second country after Afghanistan with the most landmines casualties. Landmines have been used regularly in Colombia’s on-going internal armed-conflict, leaving hundreds of civilians maimed, blind, deaf or dead every year.


Democratic governance
  • Human rights (015160): 60%
  • Public sector policy and administrative management (015110): 40%


Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) approximately 500 civilian landmine survivors (250 of whom are children and youth) in selected areas receive appropriate health and physical re-adaptation services; and (2) 700 people from the public and private sectors received training on the rights to assistance of civilian landmine survivors, including the rights of children and youth.

Progress and Results Achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2016) include: (1) 640 children, youth and adult survivors of landmine accidents have received health and rehabilitation support (including psycho-social support); (2) 515 primary caregivers received training to improve their ability to provide quality support in the rehabilitation process; (3) improved access to technical and professional training for 265 women and men landmine survivors; and (4) 710 landmine survivors and civil servants of the targeted institutions received training on the rehabilitation rights of civilian landmine survivors, with a gender-sensitive approach and a focus on the rights of children and youth.

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Contracts, Grants and Contributions

Recipient NameDateType
Handicap International Canada2012-03-24Contribution