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The GICHD has already conducted landmines and livelihoods surveys in Yemen, Afghanistan and a Community Safety, Livelihoods and Socio-economic Development in collaboration with Danish Demining Group (DDG) in Somaliland. Based on these experiences, the GICHD implemented a Community Safety, Livelihoods and Socio-economic Development survey in collaboration with DRC/DDG in the Karamoja region of north-eastern Uganda in December 2014.
Displaced in South Sudan suffer from aftermath of LRA violence
A new report conducted by DRC/DDG in South Sudan shows that the population is still suffering from widespread and enduring social trauma as a result of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) violence, even though the militant group has disappeared from the country.
On December 10th 2012, Uganda is officially declared free of landmines at a ceremony in the capital of Kampala. The achievement is the result of dedicated work by the National Mine Action Programme in Uganda in collaboration with Danish Demining Group (DDG), the humanitarian mine action unit of the Danish Refugee Council.
As a result of armed conflict and civil strife over the past two decades, the north and west of Uganda were contaminated by mines/ERW, particularly along the country’s borders with South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2007, Danish Demining Group (DDG) has implemented a mine/ERW clearance programme in Uganda in association with the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF – Ugandan military) and the Uganda Police Force (UPF).
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- Strategic objective:
To build national capacities towards development of an environment free of threat of explosive remnants of war (ERW) and armed violence, where people of Uganda can live safely and have access to land and natural resources, in the process assisting the government in their efforts of becoming compliant with the International Mine Ban Treaty.
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After years of continued work to clear Uganda for landmines, the Central-African nation is close to the aim of being declared mine free. However, renewed support is needed for Uganda to be able to live up to the international Mine Ban Treaty.
Mid-2012 is when Uganda is committed to declaring the Central-African nation mine free.