ریاست انسجام وهمآهنگی تطهیر ماین

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Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC)

The MAPA workforce totals around 6398 people working to make Afghanistan free of mines and ERW by March 2023. In total 49 national and international humanitarian as well as commercial entities are delivering activities such as survey and mine clearance, M/ERW risk education, victim assistance, capacity building, advocacy, M&E, and training. Out of these ATC, DAFA, DDG, HALO Trust, MCPA, MDC, and OMAR are the major mine action partners in Afghanistan.

Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC)

Vision

Afghanistan shall be a country free from the threat of landmines and other explosive remnants of war where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development and where mine victims are fully integrated into society.

Mission

To clear highly-impacted Communities from mines and ERW in an Effective and Efficient manner.

About

Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC) is the first humanitarian demining NGO that was established in 1989 by the request of the United Nations to clear Afghanistan from landmines and other explosive remnants of war. ATC is registered with the Government of Afghanistan and accredited by UNMAS and the Directorate for Mine Action Coordination of the Afghan Government.

Provinces in which the organisation is active: Kabul, Parwan, Laghman, Nangarhar, Kunar, Khost, Paktya, Kundoz and Baghlan.
What we do: Risk Education, Survey and Land Release by Manual, Mechanical, EOD, BAC and Mine Detection Dogs.
Number of Staff: 550
Office locations: Kabul, Parwan, Hirat, Kundoz, Gardiz, Khost.

Mr. Kefayattullah Eblagh, Director
Email: atc.maa@atc-wlfhdngo.org.af or atc.opss@gmail.com
Website: www.atc-wlfhdngo.org.af
Address: Kabul Riverbank Road, Macro Rayan-1, Ward 16 Kabul Afghanistan

Danish Demining Group – Afghanistan (DDG)

 

Vision

To recreate a safe environment where people can live without the threat of landmines, unexploded ordnance and small arms and light weapons.

Mission

DDG Afghanistan delivers humanitarian mine action to save life, strengthen the sense of safety through risk education and help remove obstacles to the productive use of resources, realising Afghanistan’s development potential.

About

The Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the specialized Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) and Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DDG has been working in Afghanistan since 1999 to provide lifesaving services through Land Release, Demining and Risk Education. DDG, together with DRC, applies an integrated approach to address the human suffering and needs of conflict-affected populations guided by a global framework for humanitarian assistance which addresses:
1. acute emergency needs
2. protracted displacement and resilience
3. root causes of conflict and displacement.
As such, DDG offers a unique and non-conventional HMA service delivery model to ensure a holistic intervention and respond to urgent life-saving needs, while addressing the root causes and tailoring durable solutions to conflict-affected communities and populations in Afghanistan. DDG Afghanistan aims to achieve its program objectives by enhancing its emergency response capacity and access to hard to reach areas, have solid understanding of conflict dynamics through up to date conflict analysis and delivering tailor-made and gender-sensitive Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Risk Education to different population groups with focus on children and women. By conducting mobile survey/Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operations and clearance activities in prioritized areas, DDG Afghanistan is continually aiming to develop its programme implementation modalities and to link its Mine Action activities to other humanitarian and development needs, and together with DRC and other humanitarian partners, it faciliates and advocates for stronger humanitarian platforms and coordination. In 2017, DDG started its Armed Violence Reduction and Community Safety Program in Afghanistan, based on a wealth of experiences and lessons learned from its global initiatives, particularly in the Horn of Africa, Sahel and the Middle East. The program engages local government and community representatives, vulnerable and at risk groups such as youth and IDPs in multiple capacity building, planning and dialogue enhancing activities that aim to support peace building, community safety, protection and integration.

Provinces in which the organisation is active: Kabul, Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Balkh, Samangan.

What we do: Removal of explosive hazards in conflict affected communities through manual clearance of minefields and battlefields, Technical and Non-technical survey, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Risk Education (RE) to conflict affected populations including to Afghan returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities, and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). DDG also deploys mechanical assets (Mini MineWolf, Front-End loader, Excavators) to support the clearance and land release of impacted lands. In addition to traditional Mine Action pillars, DDG engages in Armed Violence Reduction and Community Safety programming which includes Conflict Management Education and Mediation, Youth Programming and Community Safety Planning.

Number of Staff: 192 DDG Staff (including 62 joint support staff) & 2 expats and 190 national staff
Office locations: Kabul city: Head Office of DRC-DDG and DDG’s main training camp.

Ms. Radwa Rabie, Head of Program DDG- Afghanistan
Email: ddg.pm@drc-afg.org/maria.berwald@drc.dk
Website: http://danishdemininggroup.dk
Address: Borgergade 10, 1300 Copenhagen, Denmark

The HALO Trust (HALO)

Vision

HALO introduced to the world the concept of humanitarian mine clearance in 1988 and has continued clearing mines in Afghanistan despite the fragile political situation bought on by the continuous conflict that has beleaguered the country since the late 1970s.

Mission

We have a simple mission statement – ‘getting mines out of the ground, now’. With more deminers and more equipment, we shall shorten the timeframe that villagers in Afghanistan are impacted by landmines.

About

On the 14 April 1988 The Geneva Accord was signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the Soviet Union and the USA acting as guarantors. A month later on 15th May 1988 the Soviet Forces started their withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the same week Guy Willoughby set up HALO in Kabul.   Twenty-four years later, and without interruption despite political regime changes, HALO in Afghanistan has grown to over 3,000 staff – and has cleared over 780,000 mines from minefields and stockpiles, and over ten million items of ordnance. Since 1988 HALO has now expanded to over 8,000 full-time staff in 16 countries and territories, with on-going surveys into new regions.

Provinces in which the organisation is active: Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Hirat, Nimroz, Helmand, Kandahar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktya, Logar, Nangarhar, Kabul, Laghman, Kapisa, Kunar, Parwan, Panjsher, Bamyan, Baghlan and Samangan in Central, North, North East, West, South and South East regions.
What we do: Non-technical and technical survey, manual mine clearance, mechanical mine clearance, risk education, ammunition call out service, explosive ordnance disposal, physical security and stockpile
management (for the Army and Police), impact monitoring of our activities and socio-economic development, livelihoods support to our beneficiaries with our partners DACAAR, Afghanaid and MADERA, support to national capacity development in partnership with ANDMA, DMAC and GICHD.
Number of Staff: 3,500 and 163 Mine Action Teams.
Office locations: Headquarters in Kabul.

Dr. Farid Homayoun, Country Director
Contact Number: +44 (0) 1848 331100
Email: farid.homayoun@halotrust.org
Website: www.halotrust.org
Address: Carronfoot Dumfries, Thornhill DG3 5BF United Kingdom

Demining Agency for Afghanistan (DAFA)

Vision

“A country free from landmines and explosive remnants of war…” DAFA’s way-ahead: As a mandate of our commitment and being a signatory organization for NMASP we are employing our greatest efforts in order to fulfill the milestones of this vision. This vision cannot be realized until the highest priority areas are addressed in the south and southeastern regions of Afghanistan. Thus, DAFA as a lead organization in terms of community ties and liaison – especially in the high-risk regions – remains committed to meeting the needs and reducing the mines/UXO threats under any condition, following regional and area-appropriate approaches.

Mission

“A mine action programme that delivers support of such efficiency and self-evident effectiveness…” Being bound to the MAPA mission, we have redesigned our approach in a way that not only meets the expected standards but offers efficiency with optimum quality. In-line with that, we strongly follow the principles of the ISO 9001-2015 in order to bring more efficiency to the programme with the application of the continual improvement concept.

About

The Demining Agency for Afghanistan (DAFA) is one of the Humanitarian Mine Clearance NonGovernmental Organizations and the implementing partner of MAPA formed under the auspices of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA) effort in June 1990. We have successfully implemented 81 humanitarian demining projects in 26 provinces of Afghanistan. Through our humanitarian demining services we have saved lives and limbs of millions of Afghans, assisted in the repatriation of IDPs and Refugees. Moreover, we have always been ahead in assessing and considering the socio-economic and development perspectives as an integral part of our demining activities. DAFA as an implementing partner of MAPA is strongly committed to stand-on and support the vision, mission, goals and strategic objectives of the National Mine Action Strategic Plan (NMASP 2016- 2020)

Provinces in which the organization is active: DAFA has worked in all the regions of Afghanistan (26
provinces) and currently has ongoing demining operations in Kandahar, Nimroz, Takhar and Nangarhar
provinces.

What we do: Non-Technical Survey, Technical Survey, Manual Clearance, Mine/ERW Risk Education,
Mechanical Clearance, Mine Detection Dogs, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Battle Area Clearance.

Number of Staff: 350
Office locations: Head office in Kabul, Field Office in Kandahar Province, Site Office in Nimroz province
and Site Offices in Takhar and Nangarhar provinces.

 

Mr. Mohammad Daud Farahi, Director
Contact Number: +93 (0)799-22 63 73
Email: dafa.operation@gmail.com
Website: www.dafa.af
Address: DAFA Head Office: Taimani, Shaheed Square Hangarha, Street No.1
House No.3 District No. 4 Kabul Afghanistan

Mine Clearance Planning Agency (MCPA)

Vision

To improve the lives of Afghans by clearing landmines and ERW impacted areas

Mission

To contribute to humanitarian mine action and advocacy activities in Afghanistan in particular and worldwide in general, to make the land safe from the threat of landmines to enable, safe returns of refugees and displaced people to their homes for resumption of normal life and rehabilitation and economic developmental activities.

About

The Mine Clearance Planning Agency (MCPA) is an indigenous Afghanistan-based humanitarian demining NGO, established under the auspices of UNOCHA in March 1990, as an implementing partner of the United Nations Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (UNMAPA). MCPA has been consistently involved in contributing to the basic architecture of Mine Action Programs in Afghanistan. Apart from the usual clearance and survey projects, MCPA has accomplished the following demining activities as part of the Afghanistan Mine Action Program since 1990:

  • General/Non-Technical Survey of Afghanistan (Developed and Initiated)
  • Technical Survey of Afghanistan
  • Landmine Impact Survey of Afghanistan and Republic of Yemen
  • Developed Data Management Tools forMine Action Program for Afghanistan (Now IMSMA), Iraq, and Cranfield University/UK
  • Socio-economic Impact Study of Demining Operations in Afghanistan (Initiated, Proposed and Conducted)
  • Training of deminers, monitoring of mine action activities, investigation of mines/UXOs incidents for the Mine Action Program of Afghanistan (1992-97)
  • Post Conflict Contamination Assessment (PCCA)
  • Mortality, Injury, and Disability Survey (MIDS)
  • Capacity Building: Provision of vocational training to unemployed ex-deminers and contributing to improved access to job placement and entrepreneurship
  • Mine Clearance Operations & Landmine Advocacy
  • Contribution to Operational Planning by providing/presenting key inputs from surveys

Provinces in which the organisation is active: Kabul, Logar, Ghazni, Zabul, Uruzgan, Hilmand, Faryab, Nimroz, Kandahar and Takhar.
What we do: Mine Clearance, EOD, Survey and Mine Risk Education.
Number of Staff: 460
Office locations: Central region: Kabul, Logar, Ghazni, Southern region: Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Zabul, Nimroz, Northern region: Faryab, Northeastern region: Takhar.

Mr. Haji Attiqullah, Director
Email: hajiattiqullah@hotmail.com and Info@mcpa.org.af
Website: mcpa.org.af
Address: Mine Clearance Planning Agency, se #72 Shirkat Street, Opposite
Habibia High School, Darulaman Main Road, Karta-3

Mine Detection Center (MDC)

Vision

To contribute towards the Afghan Mine Action Program’s vision (Make Afghanistan landmines and ERW impact free where communities and individuals can live in a safe environment conducive to the national development).

Mission

  1. To deliver quality/valued mine action services in accordance with the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
  2. MDC sets new levels of excellence in services, productivity, and quality through the application of capacity building processes and cutting-edge techniques and procedures.
  3. The personnel of MDC are qualified, motivated professionals, committed to providing efficient and cost-effective mine action operations and other legal services to the people of Afghanistan.

About

The Mine Detection Center (MDC) was established as an Afghan Non-Governmental De-mining Organization in 1989 and has implemented lots of humanitarian demining and non-Provinces in which the organization is active: Kandahar, Helmand, Baghlan, Kundoz, Takhar, Badakhshan Farah, Herat and Kabul.
What we do: Survey, mine/ERW clearance, EOD, BAC, Health, VA, Drug Detection and Environment.
Number of Staff: 750
Office locations: Kandahar, Nangarhar, Baghlan, Kundoz, Farah and Herat.

Professor Mr. Mohammed Shohab Hakimi, Director
Email: mdcafghann@gmail.com
Website: mdc-afghan.org
Address: South West of Tapa-e-Maranjan, Opp. Kabul Electricity Office Kabul, Afghanistan

Organization for Mine clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR)

Vision

To improve the lives of Afghans by clearing landmines and ERW impacted areas and provision of support to the government of Afghanistan to protect its people and implement relevant international treaties.

Mission

OMAR mission is to contribute to humanitarian mine action and advocacy activities in Afghanistan in particular and worldwide in general.  In doing so, OMAR contributes to make the land safe from the threat of landmines to enable:

  1. Safe returns of refugees and displaced people to their hometowns,
  2. Resumption of normal life and essential economic rehabilitation and development activities,

About

OMAR began its humanitarian activities in 1990. Initially the activities started in the refugee camps of Pakistan and later on OMAR’s operations extended into Afghanistan. The program expanded its activities in mine clearance in the year 1992 and developed from OMA to OMAR (Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation). Beside mine awareness and mine clearance activities, OMAR implemented drug awareness and mobile health clinics in the eastern region of the country. These activities include the provision of health facilities and a malnutrition program for needy people in remote areas, as well as vocational and educational training and rehabilitation services. In 1994 OMAR established a mine museum in Kabul to display various types of mines and ERW used during the occupation and civil war and to remind national and international communities of the scourging impact of mines and ERW. So far OMAR cleared more than 145 sqkm land from the hazard of mine and ERW and trained more that 11.3 million individuals on dangers of mine/ERW.

Provinces in which the organisation is active: Kabul, Logar, Paktya, Khost, Ghazni, Bamyan, Panjsher, Kapisa, Parwan, Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Uruzgan, Herat, Badghis, Ghor, Farah, Baghlan, Kunduz, Balkh, Faryab, and Badakhshan.
What We Do: Mine Risk Education (MRE), Mine Survey and Clearance, Battle Area Clearance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD), Mine Deduction Dog, Mechanical Demining, and Relief Program.
Number of Staff: 650
Office locations: Kabul, Logar, Khost, Helmand, Nangarhar.

Mr. Fazel Karim Fazel, Director
Contact Number: +93 786 777 771, 777 322 129
Email: fazel02@hotmail.com
Website: www.omar.org.af
Address: House # 1, Demining street, Near Ghazi Olympic stadium, Ward 16, Kabul Afghanistan

Agency for Rehabilitation and Energy conservation in Afghanistan (AREA)

Vision

To save the lives and limbs, and improve the livelihood of the Afghan people, conducive to development interventions.

Mission

The mission of AREA CBMCP is to contribute, to humanitarian mine action, and to make the land safe from the threat of landmines /ERW for implementation of development projects.

About

Community-Based Mine Clearance and Mine Awareness Programs are the origins of AREA. This is a cost-effective and efficient program, having professional skills and valuable experience with conducting CB and MA Programs. In the past, the performance of the program was funded by VTF and Novib (Netherlands) which implemented the CB demining and MA programs in different districts of Nangarhar province (Surkh Rod, Chaparhar, Rodat, Pachier-Agam) and cleared 2,7 sqm of land.

Provinces in which the organization is active: Nangarhar, Laghman, and Kunar.

What We Do: AREA conducts all types of Integrated Community Development Programs, Community Based Mine Clearance and mine awareness, agriculture, community development, renewable energy, skills, and vocational training, building infrastructure, schools, clinics and roads, and emergency relief activities
Number of Staff: 650
Office locations: HQ in Kabul, field offices in Jalalabad, Site Office in Qarghayi district of Laghman Province, Kama district of Nangarhar Province, Dara-e-Pech and Marawara districts of Kunar Province

 

Mr. Arifullah Azimi, AREA Managing Director
Email: arifazimi@area-af.org
Website: www.area-af.or

Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD)

Vision

To establish a landmine/ ERW Free North Eastern Region Darwaz by eradicating the landmine and ERW risk that threatens and poses a direct threat to the population through NTS surveys, clearance operations, EOD Spot tasks and mine/ERW Risk Education.

Mission

FSD’s focus is on locating and destroying landmines and unexploded ordnance to prevent accidents. FSD’s overarching aim is to alleviate and diminish the social, economic and environmental impacts of landmines and unexploded ordnance, thus creating favorable conditions for the reconstruction and development of war-torn countries.

About

FSD is a non-governmental organization that operates in the field of humanitarian mine action and environmental hazard reduction. The overall objective of FSD is to promote mine action in general; the entirety of its activities aims to alleviate and diminish the social, economic and environmental impacts of landmines and unexploded contamination worldwide. FSD’s expertise lies in all aspects of mine action and hazard management including, but not limited to: survey, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), ammunition management, victim assistance and support, risk education, technical advice and capacity building. FSD’s history of operations in Afghanistan stretches back to 2001 where a programme in assistance to the World Food Programme (WFP) deployed three rapid reaction EOD and battle area clearance (BAC) teams in support of humanitarian food distribution across Afghanistan, a further team was also stationed in Kandahar in 2002 as an addition to this programme for UNOCHA. More recently FSD has executed operations in Darwaz province since 2010 under funding from the PATRIP foundation and also from the US Department of State (WRA) for the deployment of mine action teams, multi-purpose EOD and clearance teams and also weapons and ammunition disposal (WAD) teams. As of 31 December 2016, FSD has cleared over 1.8 million square meters of land and destroyed over 50,000 items of mines and ordnance; risk education sessions have delivered critical explosive hazard awareness messages to over 220,000 children within 312 villages and towns in Northern Afghanistan.

Provinces in which the organisation is active: Cross-border HMA programme from Kalai Khum/Tajikistan for clearance operations in the four remaining districts of Darwaz, namely Kuf-Ab, Shaki, Nusai and Darwazbala.
What we do: Minefield and Battlefield clearances, village to village Non-Technical Surveys (NTS), Resurvey (confirming/cancellation) of existing HA’s, Mine/ERW Risk Education (MRE), EOD Spot tasks, Landmine Victim Identification, Data collection and Victim Assistance, Stockpile Disposal and Weapons and Ammunition Disposal (WAD).
Number of Staff: 83
Office locations: Dushanbe (Programme Manager), Kalai Khum (Operations staff), Kabul (administrative office)

Mr. Hansjoerg Eberle, Director
Contact Number: +41 (0)22 731 14 79
Email: geneva@fsd.ch or afghanistan@fsd.ch
Website:
http://fsd.ch/programmes/afghanistan/
Address: 14b, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta, 1202 Genève