The organisation

The Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), operating in many of the most fragile and conflict-affected places in the world. Our mission is to "create a safe environment where people can live free from armed violence and remnants of conflict". We believe that a range of fundamental rights depends on the establishment of safety and security for communities in fragile contexts. 

DDG addresses this mission by tackling issues related to the supply of weapons, including Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), and the demand for weapons that fuel violence. We work with security providers, and with other security stakeholders.

DDG works in four key "sectors" and has defined eight core "products", and two "specialised approaches". The relationship between sectors, products, outcomes, and impact is illustrated in DDG's Global Change Model [below]. We maximize our impact by promoting integrated solutions within the rest of DRC's overall programming platform.  



Our work is based on the Value Compass of the Danish Refugee Council:

  • Humanitarian approach - people´s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles.
  • Respect - for the equal rights of human beings.
  • Independence and neutrality - in regard to our surroundings.
  • Inclusion - of the people we work to help.
  • Honesty and transparency - for all beneficiaries, donors, partners and others.