In 2011, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) teamed up with the UN Mine Action Team in Gaza (UNMAT-GO) to carry out clearance work across Gaza. They mainly found mortars, rockets, bombs, and M-15 anti-vehicle mines used to demolish buildings, alongside some white phosphorous ordnance.
MAG helped identify the areas that needed to be given priority and also provided advice to rehabilitation and development efforts, particularly in regard to contamination and risk. Throughout MAG’s time in Gaza, they maintained a 24/7 Emergency Response capacity.
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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