Over 42,000 people, of whom 42% are children, are victims of Explosive Remnants of War around the world every year
According to the 'International Campaign to Ban Landmines network' over the last few weeks 6,300 people have survived landmine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) explosions in Bosnia as well as over 600 people in Senegal.
These tragedies are not confined to these two countries. More than 4,200 people, of whom 42% are children, have been falling victim to landmines and ERWs annually in many of the countries affected by war or in post-conflict situations around the world.
Since anti-personnel landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) represent an important obstacle in the transition from crisis to peace for war affected countries, the objective of the TIRAMISU project is to provide the Mine Action community with a toolbox to assist in addressing the many issues related to Humanitarian Demining and thus promoting peace, national and regional security, conflict prevention, social and economic rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction.
Moreover, the TIRAMISU project develops training sessions on safely removing and disposing of ERWs.
Source and credits (picture) : International Campaign to Ban Landmines