Where we work
Acid violence is a worldwide phenomenon that is not restricted to a particular race, religion or geographical location. It occurs in many countries in South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies and the Middle East, and there is anecdotal evidence of attacks in other regions. One of the greatest challenges in combating acid violence is the fact that many attacks go unreported and undocumented, making it difficult to discover the true number of victims in a given country or community.
ASTI’s priority is to help survivors in countries with the highest rates of acid violence, reaching those countries and communities where assistance is most needed but currently unavailable. We do this through research and awareness raising initiatives at the national and international level, and through training and capacity building programmes that develop local medical expertise and skills to provide acid survivors with the support they need to rebuild their lives.
For more detailed information on each country where we work, please see the country profiles below.