Landmines, cluster munitions and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) continue to pose a threat to the lives and livelihoods of the people of Viet Nam. The Korea-Viet Nam Mine Action Project aims to strengthen the governance and management of national mine action activities to promote human safety and development in contaminated areas.
The project is aligned with the Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) 2016-2020, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with particular relevance to SDG 11 and SDG 16, the 2017-2021 One Strategic Plan between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the United Nations in Viet Nam.
Specifically, the project aims to support the Government of Viet Nam in the implementation of the National Mine Action Program for 2010 – 2025, known as the Program 504, through programmatic and technical support necessary to sustainably pursue the targets set out in this ambitious Program.
WHAT WE DO
KEY RESULTS BY NOVEMBER 2020
1. Survey and Clearance
- 16,880ha was surveyed and 9,086ha were cleared.
2. Information Management
- VNMAC website, a primary vehicle for project information sharing, was upgraded.
- An advanced IM training for VNMAC IM staff to update knowledge and skills on ArcGIS software for information sharing and field piloting
3. Mine Risk Education
- Two clips conveying MRE messages were produced and televised in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh (Watch at: Clip1 and Clip2)
- The first EORE event in a school integrated with COVID-19 intervention was organized for high level visit
- The final round of the contest “Join hands in explosive ordnance risk education” for primary schools in Binh Dinh to improve their EO knowledge and skills
4. Victim Assistance
- First database of PWDs and UXO survivors of QB and BD was launched.
- Rapid assessment of COVID-19 Impact on PwDs/UXO survivors and handover of essential goods to UXO survivors in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh
- Trainings for local social workers in QB & BD on updated polices relating to PwDs/UXO survivors & skills on case management and community-based rehabilitation were organized
- 1,034 UXO survivors received health screening for prosthetic devices and rehabilitation. 170 UXO survivors received prosthetics and rehabilitation services.
5. Capacity Building
- First Vietnam Mine Action Capacity Assessments Report was released.
- Review and planning meeting of JPMU and local partners of Quang Binh and Binh Dinh to strengthen project implementation activities
- High-level monitoring visit to Binh Dinh with handover of cleared lands after survey and clearance to local authorities for socio-economic development
In anticipation of this year’s flood and storm season, farmers living in the flood-prone areas have been relocated to a higher area in Cat Nhon commune. This safe area is part of the 9,000 hectares of land that had been surveyed and cleared from unexploded ordnance (UXO) and landmines.
In Viet Nam, findings from a new rapid assessment reveal that 82 percent of respondents express concern about protecting their health and 96 percent of PwDs expressed concern for their financial security during COVID-19.
Despite significant progress, landmines, and unexploded ordnance (UXO) still endanger villagers in many provinces throughout Việt Nam. UNDP Resident Representative shared her thoughts on overcoming this deadly legacy of war as Việt Nam assumed the Presidency of the UNSC in April 2021.
Today, the youth is determined to be the first generation to break with the deadly legacy of war. To do that, UNDP supports them in finding creative ways to convey mine risk messages, to protect themselves, their families and other children.
- Chief Technical Advisor, Mine Action, UNDP Viet Nam
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Bui Phuong Tra
- Programme Analyst, UNDP Viet Nam
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Nguyen Viet Lan
- Communications Officer, UNDP Viet Nam
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