DanChurchAid (DCA) has been present in Mali since February 2013. Recent and on-going armed conflict had resulted in contamination of weapons and ERW. In addition to ERW, IEDs and landmines also adversely affect livelihoods, freedom of movement as well as the safe return of Internally Displaced People, and economic recovery.
DCA conducts two main operations in Mali. The first is, conducting emergency Risk Education to prevent accidents and deaths to conflict affected populations in Timbuktu. The second; conducting survey in Gao to map the location of ERW and mark dangerous areas both to protect civilians but also to speed up future clearance operations.
DCA is currently working in Mopti region where a multi-task team is providing risk education to at-risk groups such as children, young adults and in general the civil population, conducting survey to mark dangerous areas, and clearing unexploded ordnance (UXO).
DCA is also training national ACT Alliance partners in the basics of conducting surveys and providing Risk Education to remote communities.
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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