The intention of the attacker is often to humiliate rather than to kill the victim.In Britain such attacks, particularly those against men, are believed to be underreported, and as a result many of them do not show up in official statistics.Many countries look to Bangladesh, whose rates of attack have been decreasing, as a model, following their lead in many legislative reforms.Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been formed in the areas with the highest occurrence of acid attacks to combat such attacks.
This negatively impacts their economic viability, causing hardships on the families/spouses that care for them.
According to the Acid Survivors Foundation in Pakistan, there is a high survival rate amongst victims of acid attacks.
Consequently, the victim is faced with physical challenges, which require long-term surgical treatment, as well as psychological challenges, which require in-depth intervention from psychologists and counselors at each stage of physical recovery.
The acid can rapidly eat away skin, the layer of fat beneath the skin, and in some cases even the underlying bone.
Eyelids and lips may be completely destroyed, the nose and ears severely damaged.