Report on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) Survey for Explosive Ordnance Risk Education

Jul 19, 2021

Author: Kim Karina Kaagaard Kristensen

Eastern Ukraine has experienced armed conflict since 2014. Largely because of this conflict but also because of the Second World War legacy contamination Ukraine now records some of the highest explosive ordnance casualty rates in the world.

Consequently, there is an ongoing Mine Action response involving clearance, victim’s assistance and explosive ordnance risk education in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, particularly along the ‘contact line’. In order to assess current explosive ordnance risk education efforts and recommend improvements to further raise awareness of EO risks and promote behavioural change to mitigate that risk and reduce casualty rates, the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine commissioned this KAP survey.

The KAP survey was conducted by the Capacity Development Support for Integrated Mine Action in eastern Ukraine project as a part of activities of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) and financial support of the Government of Canada as part of the Peace and Stabilization Operations Programme (PSOP).

The Mine Action Charity Fund, a Ukrainian registered non-governmental organisation, carried out the data collection in the government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts under the direction of Andrii Kushnir.

The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Programme or the Government of Canada.

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