The US Department of State awarded Janus Global Operations (JGO), and their Iraqi subcontractor Al Bahad, a $20 million contract to conduct demining efforts throughout Ramadi in April 2016. A further $5 million was awarded in July for JGO.
JGO worked in partnership with Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi, Anbar Governor al-Rawi, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), and the United Nations Development Program’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), in Iraq to tackle the UXO and IED threat.
They have already removed hundreds of IEDs and booby-traps, as well as other abandoned munitions.
Operations look to be expanding beyond Ramadi, into areas such as Fallujah, Nineveh and Karmah.
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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