DCA Lebanon - Humanitarian Mine Action Programme

Clear Explosive Remnants of War (ERW); release land through Non-Technical Survey and; return land and infrastructure for socio-economic use.

Embassy of Japan Lebanon

Period
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 

Total amount
USD 595,339

Donor
Embassy of Japan

Project Description
The Embassy of Japan provided USD 595,339 to DCA to address the needs of the local Lebanese population and Syrian refugees. The project aimed to Build Resilient Communities by increasing the access to cleared land for socio-economic development in priority areas through clearance of land mines and other unexploded ordnance in affected communities in South Lebanon. In South Lebanon, large areas of land are contaminated with mines, cluster munitions, and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). This contamination hinders agricultural activities as well as the development of businesses and infrastructure. 

The project aimed at executing activities in contaminated areas in the villages Alma Al Shaab, Al Duhayra and Al Bustan. These villages were heavily contaminated by mines during the Israeli occupation before 2000. The presence of land mines in these three areas continues to restrict access to resources and infrastructure. This includes agricultural and grazing land, roads and other natural resources including fresh water. Under the overall control of the LMAC, DCA carried out clearance activities in cooperation with the Regional Mine Action Centre based in Nabatiyeh (RMAC-N), South Lebanon. 

Removing the threat to the population posed by landmines and other ERW not only improves the lives of the direct beneficiaries but also aids socio-economic development of Lebanon in general, which was the aim of this project. 

Partner

DCA is grateful for its collaboration with:

RMAC-N - Regional Mine Action Centre based in Nabatiyeh

Donor