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VICTIMS OF MUNITIONS in Lezhe and Shkoder Counties
A general overview of the situation and needs assesment
The views and conclusions expressed in this survey do not present the opinion of the donor - State Department of United States of America.
This survey for Lezhe and Shkoder counties is a further step for the completion of the Study "Victims of Munitions in Albania" realized in 2013 for the counties of Berat, Durres, Korçe, Gjirokaster, Diber and Elbasan with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
This survey is prepared by ALB-AID within framework of the Albanian Mine Action Programme with the financial support of the State Department of USA, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement through ITF-Enhancing Human Security Slovenia.
The survey is divided into five chapters as follows:
Chapter I describes the history of accidents with ammunitions including UXO, AXO and ERW and in Albania, and Albania's approach to mine victim assistance in relation to international conventions.
Chapter II describes the purpose, objectives, methodology used and the steps followed to conduct the survey.
Chapter III describes the results of interviews about accidents classified by years, devices that have caused the accident, the activity of the injured person at the time of the accident, damage caused (amputation, limb loss, fractures, burns, etc. ), medical aid, medical check-up results, detailed information on the family situation, living conditions, education and their socio- economic situation . It also describes the needs for different services for the survivors.
Chapter IV describes recommendations for different institutions and stakeholders in order to change the current situation of mine/UXO survivors.
Chapter V describes the situation and needs of UXO/AXO/ERW victims by each county.