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Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) in Kurdistan

Location: Erbil, Iraq


Type: NGO

Though Iraq is not listed as one of the areas they work in they have been providing assistance in clearance operations to defeat the IEDs, mines and other UXO/ERW. THe clearance effort aim to make safe areas left by ISIS when they have been forced out of or abandoned an area.

The group has also been engaged in training efforts in Kurdistan.

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.