Community Based Risk Education
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Mine Risk Education

Introduction

The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross/Crescent (ICRC) has been pioneering the preventive measures to reduce risk to life posed by landmines/UXO/ERWs and IEDs in high-risk areas of Pakistan.

To this effect, Community Based Risk Education and Victims Assistance (CBRE&VA) programme has been launched in the most affected areas of Pakistan, namely;

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)
Muzaffarabad, Neelum, Haveli, Poonch, Kotli, Bhimber
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
Mohmand Agency, Bajaur Agency, Khyber Agency, Kurrum Agency
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
Hangu, DI Khan, Dir (Lower), Swat

There is an overwhelming need for Risk Education (RE) in high-risk areas and in this regard the PRC is looking towards expanding this program based on the needs identified to other provinces. The program also carters to the victims of explosive ordnance through systematic identification of victims and their referral to in-country rehabilitation programs.

 Main Achievements

  • Conducted 3,160 sessions in schools and communities to reach out with Risk Education (RE) and developed a framework for implementation of community-based approach
  • Distribution of IEC material to branches, redesigning of the program IEC material
  • Forty (40) landmine/UXO/IED incidents reported during 2016
  • 278 victims identified and data collected at branches
  • 133 victims/injured, amputees referred to Physical Rehabilitation Program
  • Successful collaboration with PDMA KP to train government employed teachers in Mine Risk Education

The Explosive Realities

Adnan Zaman Salim

Program Manager MRE
Email: pm.mre@prcs.org.pk

Inayat Jalil

Program Officer MRE
Email: po.mre@prcs.org.pk