Victim Assistance

Last updated: 05 May 2017

The total number of survivors is unknown, but is at least 1,097 (1,046 reported through the British compensation claims process and 51 survivors identified by the Monitor in 2003–2015) in the Republic of Kenya. Mine/ERW survivors receive the same services as other persons with disabilities.

Access to services for persons with disabilities remained limited. Additional support for persons with disabilities is provided by the United Disabled Persons of Kenya Group (UDPK), chaired by Senator Godliver Omondi. The UDPK is a cross disability organization meant to provide education and awareness for persons with disabilities. In April 2015, the UDPK participated in the Bridges between Worlds follow-up meeting hosted by the chair of the Mine Ban Treaty’s Committee on Victim Assistance.[1]

Kenya ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 19 May 2008.

[1]Experts call for stronger bridges to be built in support of landmine survivors,” Mine Ban Treaty Implementation Support Unit, 23 April 2015.