Reducing Fear and Famine in Leer County, South Sudan
Leer County has been greatly affected by the conflict in South Sudan. Ongoing fighting and explosive remnants of war (ERW), which impede safe movement and access to land by civilians and aid agencies, have contributed to a situ...
DDG facilitates peace through dialogue
The Turkana and Pokot regions in the Northwestern part of Kenya used to be a "'battle ground", where different ethnic groups completed cattle raiding of each other's livestock, both locally and across borders. After the Danish ...
"The police are people, too"
The people of Lorengippi used to run away in fear as soon as they saw someone wearing a uniform, but after the Danish Demining Group (DDG) facilitated dialogue, they began to see the police as their allies instead of their enem...
If not cattle raider, what other career options are there?
Cattle raids have long been part of life in the communities around the Kenyan-Ugandan border, but as part of a larger strategy for peace in the area, the Danish Demining Group (DDG) and local leaders are trying to show youth th...
Danish Demining Group in Kurdistan, Iraq
The Kurdish Region of Iraq is one of the most heavily mined regions in the world . With more than 40 years of warfare, Islamic State (IS) and Turkish bombings in the north being the latest addition, the region is littered wi...
Danish Demining Group provides direct assistance to landmine victims in Myanmar
One afternoon, Aung San* was asked by the village leader to assist with others in cleaning the roadside from bushes. While Aung San was working, she suddenly heard a loud explosion and fell to the ground, unconscious. A few hou...
Boy saves his friends from a booby-trap in Abyan
The Danish Demining Group's (DDG) Mine Risk Education (MRE) can have a significant impact on the safety of individuals living in conflict affected environments. One recent incident to demonstrate this occurred last November in ...
The Danish Demining Group educates local staff at a World Heritage Site in Vietnam
The Danish Demining Group (DDG) has implemented Mine Risk Education (MRE) sessions for 36 management board staff members of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, ‘My Son Sanctuary’.
Dialogue has replaced armed violence in North Eastern Uganda
In 2010, ten people died and two were disabled as a result of domestic fights involving weapons in the Moroto district in Karamoja, Uganda. In 2011, five similar deaths were reported, but since the beginning of 2012 fewer cases...
Local Community Safety volunteers help prevent armed clashes and accidents in Somaliland
Somalilanders improve their local safety and security with support from training by the Danish Demining Group (DDG). A legacy of civil war has left Somaliland (a break-away republic in northern Somalia) contaminated with landmi...