Mine Victim Assistance Needs in Ukraine
As a direct result of the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, large swathes of the Donbas region, on both sides of the ‘contact line’, have become contaminated with landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The number and frequency of civilian casualties as a result of this contamination has propelled Ukraine into the unenviable position of one of the most mine-affected countries in the world.
The objective of the report is to present the current situation of child mine/ERW survivors and their families in terms of their path from accident to recovery, and to identify the outstanding needs in this process. In parallel, the report shows the capacity of governmental and non-governmental structures to provide support to child mine/ERW survivors.