CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT: Mine Action in Nepal Report – 4 April 2018
As revealed yesterday, to celebrate this year’s International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, NCBL’s co-founder, Purna Shova Chitrakar, has written a report regarding Nepal’s mine action initiatives since the start of the civil conflict and the humanitarian dilemma.
The report is being posted today to acknowledge the concrete steps the organization has taken with sustained determination and hope. A story of perseverance that incorporates Nepal’s past political instability and current support while calling upon mine action advocates to keep up the momentum. As a collective, we must recognize that the next steps do not only involve lobbying for the government to accede to the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions, but involves the dedication to enhance the Victim Assistance Program and accrue resources to protect and educate marginalized civilians.
A special thank you goes out to NCBL’s survivor networks, focal points of contact, volunteers and organizational collaborations (listed below) who have supported our journey and continue to do so with compassion and generosity. May our efforts, time, and energy towards a mine free world continue to achieve meaningful results.
International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Coalition on Cluster Munition
Mines Action Canada
Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines
Australian Campaign to Ban Landmines
Eden Social Welfare Foundation
Open Society Institute