Taras lost three fingers on his right hand due to a mine incident. In eastern Ukraine, 7% of all mine victims are children.
Mark and Erik were only four and six years old when they lost their father to a landmine. Today, five years later, they still remember the hot summer day in 2015 when their father left for the field in his tractor and never returned. He was 40 years old.
In Nigeria, DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team combats superstition and misconception connected to explosives, which pose a great danger to people in conflict-ridden areas.
Cattle raids have long been part of life in the communities around the Kenyan-Ugandan border, but as part of a larger peace-building strategy in the area, DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team and local leaders are introducing alternatives
The Turkana and Pokot regions in north-western Kenya used to be a ‘battleground’, where different ethnic groups raided one another's livestock. Since DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team began working in the region, a fragile peace has been achieved.
The people of Lorengippi used to run away in fear when they saw someone in uniform, but after DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team facilitated dialogue sessions, they began to see the police as their allies instead of their enemies. This development has transformed the atmosphere among residents of Lorengippi.