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Handicap International in Syria

Type: NGO

Location: Syria


Handicap International has provided risk education teams to visit displaced people in camps other locations to provide education on the dangers of ERW. This has particularly targeted children, who are considered especially vulnerable.

They have also provided local demining training courses in Kobani, where Handicap have focused their demining attentions as the contamination there is one a level rarely seen before.

The initial surveys found on average 10 pieces of munitions per square meter, and booby traps placed all over Kobani, including booby-trapped corpses, that have already proved lethal.

Efforts in Kobani have been accompanied by further risk education and clearance.

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.