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Reported to House amended (11/05/2001)

International Disability and Victims of Landmines, Civil Strife and Warfare Assistance Act of 2001 - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the President to furnish assistance to individuals with disabilities, including victims of civil strife and warfare, in foreign countries. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 4) Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, upon approval by the Secretary of State, to conduct programs (including the provision of grants to nongovernmental organizations for the purpose of carrying out research, prevention, public awareness, and assistance programs) in foreign countries related to individuals with disabilities, including victims of landmines and other victims of civil strife and warfare. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 5) Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide: (1) advice and expertise on prosthetics, orthotics, physical and psychological rehabilitation and treatment, and disability assistance to other Federal agencies with respect to the implementation of programs to provide assistance to victims of landmines and other victims of civil strife and warfare in foreign countries and landmine research and health-related programs; and (2) technical assistance to private voluntary organizations with respect to the planning, development, operation, and evaluation of such landmine assistance, research, and prevention programs.

(Sec. 6) Directs the Secretary of State to establish and chair an interagency group to coordinate all Federal programs that furnish assistance to victims of landmines and other victims of civil strife and warfare, and conduct landmine research, demining and prevention programs. Requires the interagency group to hold an annual public meeting to afford persons the opportunity to present views regarding to U.S. Government activities with respect to assistance to victims of landmines and other victims of civil strife and warfare and related programs.