Humanitarian mine action and CWD are about human security and restoring to human dignity. These two disciplines should not be limited to immediate relief, but should also address reconstruction and development. They both pave the way to peace and stability, make conflict affected communities safer, and set the stage for post-conflict recovery and development. However, long-term impacts of mines/ERW and other explosive hazards on people and communities remain even after they are removed. Therefore, ITF identifies two main pillars of its work, which enables better support to efforts in building community resilience, addressing immediate and long-term impact of mine/ERW, arms and ammunition in conflict affected communities.
The following Strategic Pillars support a vision of future development of mine/ERW and conflict impacted communities and countries:
Strategic Pillar I
Reducing threats from mines, explosive remnants of war and other at-risk weapons and ammunition.
Strategic Pillar II
Facilitating safe, long-term development and building resilience of conflict-affected communities.