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close this bookICRC Overview 1999 - Landmines Must Be Stopped (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1999, 40 p.)
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View the documentVictim assistance
View the documentMine awareness
View the documentMine clearance
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Main sources

ICRC publications

Anti-personnel landmines: Friend or foe? A study of the military use and effectiveness of anti-personnel mines, 1996.

Banning anti-personnel mines: The Ottawa treaty explained, 1997.

Coupland, R.M. Assistance for victims of anti-personnel mines: Needs, constraints and strategy, 1997.

The silent menace: Landmines in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1998. (Published in collaboration with UNHCR.)

Coupland, R.M. (ed), The SIrUS Project: Towards a determination of which weapons cause “superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering”, 1997.

The worldwide epidemic of landmine injuries: The ICRC’s health-oriented approach, 1995.

General publications

The Arms Project of Human Rights Watch and Physicians for Human Rights, Landmines: A deadly legacy, Human Rights Watch, New York, 1993.

The Arms Project of Human Rights Watch and Physicians for Human Rights, Landmines in Mozambique, Human Rights Watch, New York, 1994.

The Arms Project of Human Rights Watch, Still killing: Landmines in southern Africa, Human Rights Watch, New York, 1997.

Asia Watch and Physicians for Human Rights, Landmines in Cambodia: The coward’s war, Asia Watch and Physicians for Human Rights, New York, 1991.

Cahill, K.M. Clearing the fields: Solutions to the global land mines crisis, Basic Book and the Council of Foreign Relations, New York, 1995 (contribution by Y. Sandoz, Director for International Law and Communication at the International Committee of the Red Cross, pp. 179-197).

Davies, Paul, War of the mines: Cambodia, landmines and the impoverishment of a nation, Pluto Press, 1994.

Roberts, Shawn and Williams, Jody, After the guns fall silent: The enduring legacy of landmines, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Washington, DC, 1995.

Web sites

International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)

Handicap International

International Committee of the Red Cross

Landmines Survivors Network

Norwegian People’s Aid

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation


Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
Avenue de la Paix 7Bis
P.B. 1300
CH 1211 Geneva 1
tel: +41 31 323 54 76
fax: +41 31 323 54 77

Halo Trust
804 Drake House
Dolphin Square
London SW1V 3NW, UK
tel: +44 171 821 9244
fax: +44 171 834 0198

Handicap International
14, Avenue Berthelot
69361 Lyon Cedex 07
tel: +33 478 69 79 79
fax: +33 478 69 79 94

ICBL Resource Center
PO Box 8844, Youngstorget
N-0028 Oslo
tel: +47 22 03 76 93
fax: +47 22 20 70 82
e-mail: [email protected]

Landmines Survivors Network
700 13th Street, NW, # 950
Washington DC 20005,
tel: +1 202 661 3537
fax: +1 202 661 3529
e-mail: [email protected]

Mines Advisory Group
45-47 Newton Street
Manchester, M1 1FT
United Kingdom
tel.: +44 161 2364311
fax: +44 161 236 6244

Norwegian People’s Aid
PB. 8844 Youngstorget,
0028 Oslo,
tel: +47 22 03 77 00
fax: +47 22 20 08 70
e-mail: [email protected]

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Office of Emergency Programmes
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
tel: +212 326 7068
fax: +1 212 326 7037

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
United Nations, DC1-1500
New York, NY 10017, USA
tel: +1 212 963 1875
fax: +1 212 963 2498
e-mail: [email protected]

Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
2001 S Street
NW Suite 740
Washington DC 20009
tel: +1 202 483 9222
fax: +1 202 483 9312

Background photo credits: Philippe Dutoit/ICRC 18-19, Paul Grabhorn 10-11, R. Gray/ICRC 8-9, Marcus Halevi/ICRC 34-35, Boris Heger/ICRC 26-27, Lo Chamrong/ICRC 20-21, John Rodsted/ICRC 12-13, 16-17, 28-29, 30-31, Sean Sutton/ICRC 2-3, Darren Whiteside 22-23
Back cover: Michel Comte/ICRC


The ICRC’s 1998 Special Appeal “Assistance for Mine Victims” sought to raise 20,225,000 Swiss francs (Sfr). Funding obtained through the Special Appeal was used to cover the costs of ICRC assistance for mine victims, mine-awareness programmes and the advocacy campaign. The Appeal also raised finance for the ICRC-administered Special Fund for the Disabled (SFD).

A total of Sfr 24,184,239 (unaudited figure) was received. Together with the SFD balance from 1997 (Sfr 540,452), the total income generated came to Sfr 24,724,691. Some financial resources will therefore be carried forward to the 1999 financial year.

The 1998 and 1999 mines-related activities of the ICRC were co-financed by the European Union (EU). Every donation to the Special Appeal resulted in an additional contribution from the EU to a maximum value of 40% of donations received. A total of 8 million ECU (Sfr 12.8 million) was made available for this purpose.