What we do
Child Survivors of War Assistance
Long after cessation of armed conflicts, landmines and explosive remnants of war make land unusable for living, farming and schools. Prevent people from rebuilding lives and complicate the much needed economic growth and development.
In 2006, 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 reported.
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 survivors of war 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.