The Round Table session on “The Progress of Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of Antipersonnel Mines in Tajikistan” was held in Dushanbe Somoni Palace on April 5, 2010 to commemorate the International Mine Action Day, under the leadership of the government of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Berihu had the opportunity both to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony, and to present the situation of Survivor Assistance in Africa during the session 4 of the conference on National implementation, Cooperation and Assistance.
“I get angry, furious when I hear military experts arguing that they will improve this weapon and make it humane and safe. To drop a high number of bombs close to civilians is a criminal act. If there is anyone at this conference who cannot understand why we need to ban a certain type of cluster munitions, I tell him: ask us, the victims of cluster munitions! We can help you to understand!...
I am a Ban Advocate, and I have been volunteering with the USCBL and the CMC for several years now, communicating my message as the mother of a U.S. marine who was killed while clearing cluster munitions. Starting in September 2009, I began working as a part-time staff member with the USCBL, a coalition of U.S. NGOs engaged in pushing the U.S. towards joining both the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty (MBT)...
Duizenden gewonden zijn nog niet geholpen, nieuwe aardschok van 6.2 op de schaal van richter om 12.30 Belgische tijd vergroot de chaos. Er is dringendheid geboden, aangezien de meeste gewonden nog niet tot in een ziekenhuis zijn geraakt. Het personeel van Handicap International is ongedeerd na de schok. De acties lopen verder.
This is A m A z I n G news! Congratulations to all! I spoke with Ayat’s father earlier today and he is happy to hear the news as well! I did not have the opportunity to speak with Ayat. But I'm sure she will become happy to hear the news.
Following the earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January, Handicap International restored its humanitarian aid transports to Port-au-Princes on Thursday, under the auspices of the World Food Programme and the United Nations. The association began providing direct support to the injured on 16 January, in coordination with other medical emergency stakeholders.
Handicap International’s team in Haiti, which has been treating massive numbers of injuries, estimates there are now more than 2000 amputees because of injuries sustained in the earthquake. While continuing to provide emergency assistance, Handicap International is also planning long-term action to treat the wounded and support their recovery.
This roundtable was organized in Kukes, a city based in the north of Albania, a highly affected region near the frontier with Kosovo. Its objective was to raise awareness about the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), as well as about the results of the report Voices from the Ground reflecting the voices of the victims in Albania.
This week an emergency team will join the five expatriate staff members already working in Haiti. This team of physiotherapists and logisticians will make it possible for the association to provide support for the victims of the earthquake which hit the island on Tuesday evening.By the end of the week one ton of equipment (wheelchairs, orthoses, walkers, crutches etc.) will be sent out, with the...