Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
Their aim is achieve a safe environment where people can live without the threat of landmines, unexploded ordnance and small arms and light weapons. The DDG work to enable post-conflict communities to recover and aids community transition towards social and economic development.
DDG have working across many of the most conflict-inflicted areas worldwide including Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Uganda and a wide range of other countries facing similar circumstances.
They have developed programs in each that work to raise awareness through educational programs, as well as combat the mines, UXO, and IEDs that are left after conflicts.
DDG also provide victim assistance and stockpile destruction. It is thought that the stockpile destruction prevents accidental deaths as well as criminal use.
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.
Did you find this story interesting? Please support AOAV's work and donate.