VideosHere you can find videos demonstrating the work the Danish Demining Group (DDG) does around the world for both Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction.
Landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) continue to pose a major threat to civilian populations in the countries the DDG is based. Mine Action is made up of several components, including the physical removal of landmines and ERW, as well as risk education to reduce the threat to those affected. You can read more about Mine Action here.
The Safety Risk of Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance
Landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) pose a safety risk to the local population in large parts of East Africa following years of armed conflict. DDG cooperates with communities to remove and destroy these items, and give risk education training.
Unexploded Ordnance Disposal in Northern Uganda
Twenty-two years of civil in northern Uganda left the region strewn with landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). Dozens are injured or killed in the region every year. DDG works with the Uganda Mine Action Center to clear landmines and UXO.
Mine Risk Education in Northern Uganda
Children are among those affected by exposure to landmines and UXO. DDG conducts daily mine risk education training to reduce this threat.
Armed Violence Reduction
Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) emerged as a specific approach following the 2006 Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. It aims to reduce global fatility rates and allow further development. You can read more about Armed Violence Reduction here.
Conflict Management Education
DDG provides grassroots conflict mangement education to address minor conflicts before they escalate into armed violence.
Armed Violence Reduction in Somalia and Somaliland
Armed violence is prevalent in Somalia and Somaliland. The DDG uses a community-driven, people-centred approach to AVR.
Community Safety Programme in Somalia
Contributing to the high levels of armed violence in Somalia is weak security providers and the prevalence of small arms and ERW. DDG has implemented a dynamic, multi-dimensional community safety programme that aims to reduce armed violence.
Community Safety Planning in Somalia
To address wide-ranging safety concerns, the DDG brings together community members to identify and develop solutions to their safety needs, developing their capacity to improve their safety and security situation.
Community Dialogue in Somalia
Poor relationships between communities and police are common in Somalia, contributing to insecurity. DDG has implemented programmes that facilitate dialogue between them, helping them to understand each other.
Community Planning in Somalia
Learning safe behaviour towards small arms and light weapons is vital to AVR. DDG offers numerous solutions, with the participation of communities, including the provision of safe storage tools and techniques.
Women's Safety and Security in Somalia
Women experience unique safety and security issues and face numerous violations of their rights. A safety committee was formed with the support of DDG to address this.