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Danish Demining Group – Ukraine

ddg ukraineWebsite: http://danishdemininggroup.dk/danish-demining-group/where-we-work/ukraine

Type: NGO

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

When the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) reopened its offices in 2014 the Danish Demining Group (DDG) joined them. This was in order to address the significant risk of mine and ERW.

This work involves:

  • mine risk education (MRE)
  • “training of trainers” project, training school teachers in the delivery of MRE
  • Non-Technical Survey operations in six regions
  • capacity building the State Emergency Service (SES) – the state demining group

The DDG have also begun developing a two-way communication web and text service to improve service provision and information exchange between affected communities in Ukraine and the mine action teams.

This will provide safety alerts to mine and ERW affected communities, and allow affected communities to report any suspect items.

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.