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Clear Path International (CPI) is a non-profit organization based in the United States. The organization assists civilian victims of war in post-conflict zones. This assistance takes the form of direct medical and social services to survivors and their families as well as equipment support to hospitals. Clear Path International's projects are in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia and on the border of Burma and Thailand.

Clear Path International
Charitable organization
Founded2000
HeadquartersBainbridge Island, Washington, US; Kabul, Afghanistan; Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Area served
Clear Path International serves civilian victims of war in Vietnam, Cambodia and the Thailand - Burma Border
Key people
Kiman Lucas, Executive Director

James Hathaway, Co-founder, Director of Communications

Chris Fidler, Country Director, Afghanistan
Websitehttp://www.cpi.org

In 2000, Clear Path began working to remove unexploded ordnance in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam which was, at the time, the largest unexploded ordnance removal effort by an NGO in Vietnam's history.[1]

In 2001 CPI established a vocational skills training program for landmine survivors in Kampong Cham, Cambodia.

Specializing in victim assistanceEdit

In 2002, CPI dropped ordnance removal from its mission and narrowed its scope of work to assisting civilian victims of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.

In the same year, CPI began supporting clinics on the Thai-Myanmar border that serve ethnic minority refugees escaping Myanmar's oppressive regime.

Clear Path International has received support from Adopt-a-Minefield, The McKnight Foundation, The Freeman Foundation, The United States Department of State Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, The Open Society Institute, Johnson & Widdifield Charitable Trust, Susila Dharma USA, and a wide range of grass roots support.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landmine Monitor Report 2002: Toward a Mine-free World. New York: Human Rights Watch, 2002. August 2002. p. 781. ISBN 1-56432-277-7. Retrieved 10 September 2015.

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