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Causes: Arms Control & Peace, International

Mission: Education and capacity building to promote permanent solutions to the economic, environmental, and societal harm caused by armed conflict.

Programs: Educational programs that began in 2009, improving the capacity of seven east african countries to predict, prevent, avoid, detect, and mitigate danger from improvised explosive devices (ied). The primary beneficiaries are security sector personnel and the secondary beneficiaries are at-risk civilians, including women and children. During 2017, these programs enabled delivery of humanitarian aid to more people who had previously lacked access to food, health care, and justice institutions. These programs also supported the aeromedical evacuation of more than 600 soldiers and civilians; direct medical care for more than 1300 civilians; and training to more than 1100 medical personnel.

continuing programs begun in 2007 to assist the peace enforcement mission in somalia authorized under chapter vii of the united nations charter. In 2017, particular accomplishments centered on building responsible and professional somali institutions, which respect human rights, engage constructively with local communities (including via medical outreach), and are capable of assuming responsibility for their country's security at such time as international forces withdraw.

continuing initiatives focused on building the capacity of somali police and prosecutors to strengthen law enforcement and judicial effectiveness, bolster cooperation among criminal justice agencies, and support the rule of law while advancing human rights. Specific achievements in 2017 involved increasing the professionalization and investigative capacity of law enforcement and judicial officials, leading to successful evidence-based prosecutions and supporting overall stabilization efforts.

other program services: enhancement of programs started during 2008, with specific achievements in 2017 to include:- destroying landmines and unexploded ordnance;- delivering of health services ranging from preventive care to trauma surgery for civilians and military personnel suffering from a quarter-century of irregular warfare, and the resulting total collapse of the public health infrastructure;- performing hundreds of cleft palate procedures on somali civilians;- exploring and identifying additional conflict areas appropriate for the organization's mission.

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