Handicap International aims to start clearance operations in Iraq during the second half of this year, starting with Jalawla and other areas of Diyala, before they expand to Kirkuk. Surveys have been conducted since early 2016 to understand the contamination.
The clearance will deal with IEDs, landmines, and other forms of ERW. IEDs are of particular concern in areas recently occupied by ISIS.
In 2014, Handicap International also provided rehabilitation and education sessions to the most vulnerable in Syrian refugee camps.
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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