Coalition Against Landmines(CALM)

Help child landmine survivors get legs and go to school

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Child Landmine Survivors Assistance

Long after cessation of armed conflicts, landmines make land unusable for living, farming and schools. Prevent people from rebuilding lives and complicate the much needed economic growth and development.


In 2006, the Landmine Monitor estimated that on average 15,000 to 20,000 people were being killed or injured by landmines every year worldwide. It is also important to take a note that while the actual figure is unknown, it may well be far greater, since many victims of mine accidents never reach a health center and are therefore not registered.


UNICEF estimates that 30-40 % of all landmine victims are children under the age of 15. Mines kill and mutilate 8,000 to 10,000 children each year.


CALM facilitates number of vital services to child landmine survivors in Ethiopia through: 

  • Continuing rehabilitation care
  • Provision of Prostheses or Assistive Devices
  • Survivors and family Psychosocial support
  • Support with school fees, shelter and educational related expenses 

Mine Awareness campaigns in the United States

Some of the methods CALM uses to raise public awareness in the United States are:

  • by making public speeches in high schools, colleges, churches  
  •  through paper and electronic literature distribution 
  • by getting involved in fundraising events and survivors support efforts
  • through a network of local and international organizations working against landmines and cluster bombs.

    CALM-Ethiopia coordinator (3rd from right) with MOPC orthopedic crew in Mekelle, Ethiopia.