Location: London, UK
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They have held significant meetings on the impact of IEDs, particularly their humanitarian impact. The expert roundtable –jointly held with Action on Armed Violence- ‘IEDs: The Humanitarian Impact’, attracted NGO, state and UN representatives. The conclusions from this meeting led to trying to quantify the impact of IEDs, a concerted effort to map C-IED responses, collecting and disseminating IED data, defining IEDs, and efforts to engage local communities to avoid IED stigmatization.
Chatham House has also produced reports on the humanitarian impact of IED in Afghanistan. The reports and information produced by Chatham House inform those who work in C-IED response, particularly NGOs providing humanitarian aid.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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