«Save Lives, Save Limbs. Life support to victims of mines, wars, and accident» is a handbook for anyone involved in mine victims assistance, relief work in civil disasters, or even first aid in emergencies and accidents.
Yet there is more to «Save Lives, Save Limbs» than life-saving first aid and surgery – it is also a guide to self-empowerment for rural communities stalked by this deadly epidemic. Step by step it shows how villagers in the South can build support networks to handle victims of mines and other disasters – taking into account the differences in infrastructure, terrain and clime, in healthcare and socioeconomic systems.
When a land mine explodes every 10 minutes somewhere in the world – taking or maiming another life – it makes the appearance of Save Lives, Save Limbs all the more timely. This book is indispensible for anyone involved in mine victims assistance, relief work in civil disasters, or even first aid in emergencies and accidents.
The book is available in English, Farsi, Pashto, Kurd, Burmese, Shan, Khmer, Vietnamese, Spanish, Nepali and Arabic editions.
Copying and reproduction in any form of this publication is permitted and encouraged on two conditions: That copying is done for non-commercial use, and that the source of reference is clearly cited: Husum H, Gilbert M, Wisborg T: Save Lives, Save Limbs. TWN, Penang 2000.