around the world
The Polus Center has partnered with the U.S. Department of State Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) and private foundations to address the devastating impact of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERWs) on victims of conflict around the world for almost 20 years. Known for our holistic approach to community-based rehabilitation services, we have a lengthy history of providing physical rehabilitation and creating social and economic opportunities for victims of landmines and ERW in Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, Colombia, Tajikistan, Iraq and Jordan.
Since 2008 we have been working to develop unique partnerships with the coffee industry to address victim assistance for coffee-growing communities in Colombia.
The Polus Center conducted its second visit to Tajikistan’s National Mine Action Center to support Victim Assistance services.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The recent revival of coffee has brought hope, peace, and the promise for a better future for the Congolese people living in the Lake Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo . Partnering with the Department of State PM/WRA and Eastern Congo Initiative, the Polus Center and it's partners will address four main areas of mine action over a 4-year period: Mine Risk Education, Victim Assistance, Prosthetic Rehabilitation, and Vocational Training.
Learn more about Coffeelands Trust, and how the coffee industry and Polus Center are partnering to help coffee farmers impacted by landmines.
Program photos: Stephen Petegorsky, Michael Lundquist