“Each year thousands of people are harmed by explosive violence – landmines, improvised explosive Devices (IEDs), unexploded remnants of war, airstrikes and ordnance.

Many of these victims will never benefit from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals unless we are able to tackle the menace of explosive violence and also provide much needed long-term support to impacted communities.”

The Rt Hon Lord Dear QPM DL


OUR MISSION

To ensure that politicians and practitioners around the world have the information they need in order to develop effective policy and legislation to reduce explosive violence and increase support for victims.

Our vision is to see a world free of explosive threats and for victims to have access to the necessary medical care, psychological support, and empowerment to rebuild their lives, wherever they live.

To join us, contact directors@revivecampaign.org.

DEMONSTRATING LANDMINE CLEARANCE UNDER BIG BEN

BY NIGEL ELLWAY

THE 5 PILLARS OF MINE ACTION

CLEARANCE

Mine clearance is the most obvious component of mine action. Activity often referred to as "demining".

There are two areas of mine-action: Military mine clearance is undertaken by soldiers to clear a safe path so they can advance during conflict. Humanitarian mine clearance aims to clear land to allow civilians to return to their homes and everyday routines without the threat of explosive hazards. The aim of humanitarian demining is to restore peace and security at the community level. REVIVE supports its partner charities in this area by keeping politicians aware of their needs and activities.

MINE RISK EDUCATION

Mine Risk Education (MRE) ensures that communities are aware of the danger of explosive weapons and behave safely when encountering them. REVIVE supports its partner charities in this area

STOCKPILE DESTRUCTION

Stockpiled landmines outnumber those actually laid in the ground. Countries that have signed up to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention must destroy any stockpiled mines they still have. REVIVE is not involved in this activity.

ADVOCACY

The United Nations advocates for universal participation in existing international agreements that ban or limit the use of landmines. REVIVE works alongside the UN to advocate for universal long term support of victims of explosive violence.

VICTIM ASSISTANCE

Victim assistance is an obligation of countries that have signed up to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention.

Actions to meet the immediate and long-term needs of victims of explosive violence include emergency and continuing medical care; physical rehabilitation; psychosocial support and social inclusion. REVIVE works with partner charities to deliver long term victim assistance through local projects.


As one of the ‘five pillars’ of mine action, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) defines victim assistance as follows:

Assistance is provided through a number of concrete actions to meet the immediate and long-term needs of mine accident survivors, their families, mine-affected communities and persons with disabilities. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, emergency and continuing medical care; physical rehabilitation; psychosocial support and social inclusion; and laws and public policies that promote effective treatment, care and protection for all disabled citizens.

The injuries are different from any other and require long-term support which is currently not being provided. We need governments to recognise this and fund appropriate response projects.

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OUR PEOPLE

The Lord Dear Kt QPM DL


Our Patron

Roger Mullin


Our Chairman

Nigel Ellway


Our Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Saleyha Ahsan


Medical Advisor & Advocate

Michelle Thomson


Director

Mathilde Batelier


Director

Bob Seddon


Director

Thomas Hupjé


Board Assistant and Policy Officer

The REVIVE campaign was born out of the need to promote the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Explosive Threats, and its inquiry into victim assistance. The campaign has sparked the imagination of many in the mine action and victim assistance communities, and has raised a great deal of attention at the highest levels of government – evidenced by a letter from former Prime Minister, Theresa May.

READ OUR APPG REPORT

Our partner charities work with us to help victims of landmines and work to prevent more injuries and deaths in places where mines are still active.

To become a partner or find how else you can help, contact us at directors@revivecampaign.org.

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