Target: U.S. President, Donald Trump
Humanity & Inclusion needs your help! On 31st January 2020, President Donald Trump reversed an Obama administration policy, and decided to allow the U.S. military to again use landmines in conflicts around the world.
More than 70% of landmine victims are civilians.
In 2018, landmines killed 3,059 and injured 3,837 people. 54% of civilian casualties were children.
With landmines impacting communities in more than 60 countries and territories, the danger is very real.
164 countries have signed the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which prohibits the use, stockpiling, production, and transfer of anti-personnel landmines. In 1997, the U.S. participated in the Ottawa process to ban landmines, but never adopted or signed it.
HI's fight to ban landmines
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) was founded in 1982 to treat and provide assistive devices for the victims of landmines. The organisation has also been conducting demining operations for 25 years.
In 1992, HI and five other organisations created the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. HI advocates for States to join and implement the treaties banning landmines and cluster munitions, to put an end to the bombing of populated areas, and to assist the victims.