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DanChurchAid in Libya

Location: Libya

Website: https://www.danchurchaid.org/

Type: NGO

The work of DanChurchAid (DCA) in Libya has focused on victim assistance, particularly psychosocial support to children impacted by the violence in Libya.

Though the situation on the ground in Libya prevents Libya from operating directly in the country, DCA work with local partner organisations in Libya, such as the Libya Scout Group and the Al Nour organisation. Both are working with young people who have been suffering the psychosocial impacts from the violence, such as PSTD, insomnia and depression.[i]

Other aspects of the DCA’s work has seen them team up with local organisations to conduct risk education exercises, specifically the dangers of UXO.

DCA have also supported the training of Libyan deminers in EOD. This year DCA and the authorities in Lebanon provided a specialised training course for Libyan deminers to attend.[ii] Support for the DCA’s other work includes that from actors such as the European Union, UNMAS and the Dutch Foreign Ministry.

[i] DCA, ‘Video: The Children are the greatest victims in Libya’, July 19 2016, https://www.danchurchaid.org/news/news/video-the-children-are-the-greatest-victims-in-libya

[ii] DCA, ‘Video: Libyan Deminers Receive Special Training in Lebanon’, June 08 2016, https://www.danchurchaid.org/news/news/video-libyan-deminers-recieve-special-training-in-lebanon

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.