Danish Demining Group releases mine risk education films

Danish Demining Group releases mine risk education films

Danish Demining Group (DDG) in Afghanistan has released three short films to be used as part of mine risk education (MRE) programming for children, youth, and their parents.

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By the Danish Demining Group

Three short films (each 5-10 minutes in length), produced by Mads Andreas Worm and Edward Crowther of DDG Afghanistan in collaboration with Assad Theater Production, UNMACA and Handicap International, showcase common situations in which young boys and girls may encounter mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW)  in their daily activities. As well, they offer instructions on how to recognize and avoid mines and ERW, and who to contact for investigation and disposal.

Afghanistan remains one of the countries in the world most affected by landmines and other ERW. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented a total of 431 civilian casualties from ERW detonation in 2015, with children making up 85 per cent. DDG has operated in Afghanistan since 1999, delivering a full package of mine action services, including non-technical and technical survey, mine and ERW risk education, mine clearance, battle area clearance, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).

The films are also online via the following links:

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Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the Humanitarian Mine Action Unit of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DDG operates in some of the most fragile and conflict-affected places in the world. DDG’s focus is on those countries most affected by landmines and other explosive remnants of war, as well as armed violence and the widespread proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

The Danish Demining Group is a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.

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