Location: Zabrv, Slovenia
ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) (previously named International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance) was established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in 1998.
The purpose of the organisation was originally to aid Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation of the peace agreement and provide assistance and support in throughout its rehabilitation. Since its inception, ITF has expanded its geographic area and scope of activities in order to address further areas of human security, and to respond appropriately to more beneficiary countries.
With a human security focus ITF’s aims is to not only physical the removal of ERW, but also to build resilience and empower conflict affected communities. Hence, ITF believe that the work they they carry out is not just about clearance of ERW (explosive remnants of war), risk awareness, or stockpile destruction but also the other impacts such as on health, livelihood, and the environment too.
With this is mind, ITF’s works also addresses the developing communities post-conflict alongside the clearance of ERW.
The work that ITF engages in includes:
- Clearanceof landmines and ERW, including cluster munitions.
- Risk Education
- Victim assistance
- Capacity building
- Physical security and stockpile management (PSSM)
- Destruction of surplus weapons and ammunition.
- Emergency response to unplanned explosionsat munitions sites (UEMS).
- Coordination, collaboration and mobilization of resourcesin support of humanitarian mine action and CWD development
- Advocacygenerating publicity and raising awareness
They have carried out operations now in over 40 countries across the globe.
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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