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War Victims Medical Fund

Country: Laos

Client(s): Private Donor(s)

Service: Capacity Building

Expertise: Life Skills Training, Microfinance and Livelihoods Development, Civil Society Development


Tens of thousands of cluster bombs were dropped during the Vietnam War, and continue to litter the Lao countryside. Through the funding of private donors, World Education's War Victims Survivor Assistance project improves services to the victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO) accidents. Services provided include a number of components:

  • The War Victims Medical Fund pays for the medical costs of UXO accident survivors in seven provinces,
  • A team of social workers and health workers provide follow up support to accident survivors and their families, and
  • A plan for training and/or supporting the accident survivors to be as productive as they can be is being implemented.

Watch a video produced by the Quality of Life Association, World Education's Lao nonprofit partner in heavily-impacted Xieng Khouang province.

 

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