Lebanon has seen mines and other ERW cleared by organisations such as Handicap International. Handicap International have also provided victim assistance to those who have already felt the impact of IEDs, mines and other explosive weapons – they provide medical care and rehabilitation.
Those particularly affected in Lebanon include refugees fleeing the violence in Syria – they faced the risk of explosive violence in Syria, then when they were fleeing as IEDs and mines had already been laid upon many routes, and then face further danger in Lebanon, where although the danger in significantly less, the refugees do not know the terrain in Lebanon, a highly contaminated country in certain areas.
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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