Location: Mazar, Afghanistan
DDG have been operating in Afghanistan since 1999. DDG has delivered a full package of mine action services, including non-technical and technical survey, mine and ERW risk education, mine clearance, battle area clearance, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).
They have provided MRE programs in the most affected areas, such as, Kunduz, Herat, Kandahar, and Kabul. These are particularly focused along axes of displacement and returnee areas.
This has also been the case with the EOD and area clearance DDG have carried out too. This work has often been conducted in cooperation with other agencies within the country, such as MACCA, whom the DDG have been working with since 2014.
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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