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Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining – Western Sahara

Location: Western Saharagichd

Type: NGO


The GICHD is an international organisation, headquartered in Geneva, that focuses on demining and other mine related issues such as mine risk education and training in demining.

GICHD has provided support to the MINURSO demining operations in Western Sahara, as well as to the Royal Moroccan Army, who are also involved in demining in Western Sahara.

GICHD assists the field management of both actors. Additionally, they provide support and training to MINURSO on information system management for mine action.

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.