Location: Tripoli, Libya
The Free Fields Foundation (3F) is a Libyan Mine Action NGO based in Tripoli. It was founded in 2012 by a group of people who were concerned about the explosive contamination across Libya.
The Danish Demining Group (DDG) have been partnering with 3F to implement mine action activities in Libya since 2014.
With the support of the DDG, 3F employees have undergone further EOD training to help tackle the threat faced on the ground in Libya.
As well as clearance operations in Libya, 3F conduct risk education to impacted communities to make them aware of the dangers posed by IEDs, mines, and UXO, and how to report explosives they come across.
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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