Kickboxing as a means for youth empowerment
Young members of the kickboxing club in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in South Sudan participated in a tournament that brought together a large crowd of people from all parts of the PoC, promoting peace and incl...
Destruction of 200 tonnes of Explosive Remnants of War in Misrata, Libya
In only a few months’ time, Danish Demining Group (DDG), under a contract with UNMAS, - managed to destroy 203 tonnes of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) at the Central Demolition Site (CDS) in Krareem, Misrata in Libya.
DDG STUDY AIMS TO COUNTER RISE IN VICTIMS FROM MINES IN MYANMAR
The number of victims from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) has risen by 58% in Myanmar, according to the Mine Risk Working Group. The risk of accidents is heightened for those living in rural areas and in poverty. “Do...
"YES!" to Youth Empowerment in Nigeria
The DRC-DDG Nigeria team is implementing an approach titled ‘Young, Empowered and Safe’ (YES!), with the overall goal of strengthening the resilience of conflict-affected youth who require special attention because of both freq...
Learning the Dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq
Fighting in Iraq has left a deadly legacy of bombs, grenades and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in areas formerly held by Islamic State. The risks for civilians are great but often unknown, with these devices coming in the...
Afghan Returnees Face Increased Risk from Mines & Explosive Remnants of War
Undocumented returnees and refugees returning to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries face an increased risk of harm from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The current influx of returnees has meant a shift in focus ...
The Threat of Explosive Remnants of War in A Luoi, Vietnam
The A Luoi district in Vietnam is covered with explosive remnants of war (ERW), posing a great threat to the local population. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been approved to conduct survey and clearance activities in the ...
Return of Dadaab Refugees to Increase Pressure on Conflict-Ridden Somalia
The expected return of up to 260,000 Somali refugees from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp may intensify pressure on some very dangerous and unresolved fault lines in Somalia, says the Danish Demining Group (DDG) in a study funded b...
DDG Commences New DFID-Funded Project on Security and Justice in Somalia
A £7 million project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) aims to contribute to security sector reform in fragile parts of Somalia. This will involve strengthening the capacity and accountability of ...
Over 1000 Syrian Teachers Trained to Provide Risk Education to Youth
In Syria, Risk Education about explosive remnants of war (ERW) is vital to ensure a safe environment for the conflict-affected population. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) has trained over 1000 Syrian teachers this year to help ...