Mine, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive device risk education for internally displaced persons

Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan

The years of conflict in Iraq have resulted in a considerable amount of displacement. There are now more than 1.5 million internally displaced people in the country, 30% of whom still live in camps. The camps for displaced people are mainly concrentrated in the north of the country. The governorate of Nineveh alone hosts about 30%. Ath the height of the crisis, the number of displaced people reached nearly 3.5 million (March 16). The first returns began in the summer of 2017. One of the main threats to the return of populations to their areas of origin is contamination by explosive devices in the territory. The level of contamination in Iraq is considered one of the highest in the world. Our objective is to support the reinforcement of the local capacities of a local organization able to protect and inform the population in front of this risk and thus to decrease the numerous and tragic accidents that the population undergoes every day.

Goal

Contribute to the promoion of safety behaviors in the presence of explosive devices of all types, by supporting the local capacitied and activities of a competent NGO in ERM, SHO.

Our partners

Shareteah Humanitarian Organization (SHO)

HAMAP Contact

François ROPARS: francois.ropars@hamap.org

Zakaria ABBIOUI: zakaria.abbioui@hamap.org

 

 

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