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Danish Demining Group in Libya

Location: Libya

Type: NGO

DDG has two offices in Libya, one in Tripoli and one in Sabha (the main city in southern Libya), with funding from EuropeAid and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It employs 17 local staff and 6 expat staff. It has so far written 20,727,116 DDK  (2,396,261 GBP) worth of contracts.

As part of an integrated Libya-Tunisia programme, DDG has worked in Libya since August 2011, in conjunction with the revolution against the 42-year regime of Col. Gaddafi, to address the widespread presence of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) resulting from the 2011 Revolution and its aftermath.

DDG has established an institutional partnership with local demining organisation Free Fields Foundation (3F) to conduct ERW Risk Education and clearance in close coordination with the Libyan Mine Action Center (LibMAC), the local authorities and local community based organisations.

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.