Your next step makes their next step possible
- Landmines maim or kill adults and children equally. Survivors and victims are not faceless. They are real people – a parent, child, sibling or friend – who confront potential disaster for simply stepping outside their home.
- In addition to the pain and suffering endured by families, landmines and UXO (unexploded ordnance) destroy agriculture, livestock and threaten our environment.
- Cambodia is one of the three most heavily mine-impacted countries in the world, with the highest ratio of amputees per capita.
- Approximately 50% of victims were cutting wood or gathering food; 45% foraging in the forests; 5% working to reclaim land for farming and development when their lives were forever changed.
- It is clear that we cannot foster peace, children cannot be educated and families cannot prosper without first eradicating the threat of landmines and UXO. Their impact can be felt for decades after conflicts end.
Landmines destroy. Donors restore. It's that simple.
In response to this global tragedy, PTPI created a three-pronged approach toward eradication, education and aftercare. For information regarding PTPI's Global Landmine Intiative, or to request a PowerPoint presentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to a generous outpouring from members and friends around the world,
PTPI has donated more than $366,000 USD toward humanitarian mine clearance efforts in Sri Lanka and Cambodia. We've made progress but we mustn't stop now.
Through PTPI’s International Friendship Fund, 100% of donations designated for landmine efforts go to the Global Landmine Initiative. Donate today.
Our history of support
Since 2002, PTPI has been a leading supporter of humanitarian landmine clearance. PTPI joined the U.S. Department of State Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
, along with 70 other non-governmental organizations to make landmines a priority. Mine action partners work to clear minefields, increase awareness, assist survivors and develop new demining technology.
PTPI’s joint efforts with The HALO Trust
are made possible through the compassion shown by members of our global family. PTPI is the first private U.S. organization to fund an HSTAMIDS team working in humanitarian mine clearance. The HSTAMIDS or “Smart Detector” helps operators effectively navigate the densely mined areas and, in certain conditions, can increase productivity by up to 500%.
In Sri Lanka, your donations supported The Humpty Dumpty Institute
’s work on behalf of disaster devastated children and their families. PTPI combined efforts with other organizations to support mobile medical clinics that benefit communities living with the devastation six years post-tsunami.
Most recently through its Gertrude Swanson Committee on Disability Fund, PTPI reached out to Central America, working to provide prosthetics/orthotics and assistive technologies to vulnerable persons through the Fundación para la Rehabilitación Walking Unidos