Handicap International have been working in Libya since March 2011, in response to the large amounts of landmines, cluster munitions, IEDs and other explosive weapons being seen in Libya at the time – of which many are still pose a danger.
They have carried out MRE through a train the trainer program, which has seen 900 Libyan nationals trained to carry on educating impacted communities of the dangers posed by IEDs, landmines and other ERW. Handicap also run their own awareness sessions.
Clearance by Handicap has taken place in Tripoli, in the districts most impacted. They destroy landmines, and other ERW.
Handicap’s work has been funded by UNMAS and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
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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