THE UK AND DDG TRAIN LIBYAN POLICE IN EOD TECHNIQUESAs part of Danish Demining Group (DDG)’s Libya program, which focuses on building local capacity as a pre-condition for effective and sustainable mine action in Libya, from April 21-May 20 DDG trained 6 Libyan officers from the Ministry of Interior special operations unit in Tripoli in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) according to International Mine Action Standards, Level 2.
The course was conducted at the MAT KOSOVO EOD School in Peja, Kosovo with funds provided by the UK and support from the Libyan Mine Action Center (LibMAC).
DDG plans to follow this training with another later this year for national actors in the East of the Country and finally EOD Level 3 training for the top students, which will enable the creation of independent units capable of conducting EOD across Libya according to International Standards and under the direction of the LibMAC.
For over 5 years, DDG has intensively worked on securing safety and creating a higher quality of life for the people of Libya. DDG has managed to ensure greater safety for thousands of Libyan citizens through non-technical survey, risk education, and clearance. So far in 2017 DDG along with its partner Free Fields Foundation (3F), has disposed on more than 7 tons of Explosive Remnants of War in the Libyan Cities of Sirte, Obari, and Sebha.