African Mine Action Organizations
Here is a brief list of some of the African organizations that are engaged in mine action programming. All are non-governmental organizations, locally registered and led, some by landmine survivors. If you know of others that should be on this list, please email me at moe (at) landminesinafrica (dot) org, especially those that would benefit from profiling on the blog.
ABRAR: ABRAR is a Sudanese organization providing survivor assistance and mine action activities in partnership with the National Mine Action Center.
Anti-Mines Network – Rwenzori (Landmines in Africa Profile): AMNET-R provides mine risk education services in Uganda’s western districts.
Assalama for Mines and UXO Actions: After the overthrow of the Gaddhafi regime in Libya, Assalama organized to clear landmines and UXO from the country.
Asociacion Saharaui de Victimas de Mines: ASAVIM provides survivor assistance services to landmine victims and their families in Western Sahara.
Association Senegalaise des Victimes de Mines (Landmines in Africa Profile): ASVM advocates on behalf of landmine survivors and persons with disabilities and provides mine risk education to residents of Senegal’s Casamance region.
Ceasefire: South African organization fighting the arms trade and promoting peace.
CEDAC: Based in Burundi, CEDAC provides assistance to victims of conflict and fights the proliferation of small arms.
Coalition Against Landmines and Child Survivors of War (Landmines in Africa profile): CALM / CSW provides direct assistance to landmine survivors in Ethiopia and mine risk education to residents of South Sudan.
JASMAR Human Security Organization (Landmines in Africa Profile): JASMAR provides a range of mine action services, including risk education, survivor assistance and demining, in Sudan.
Red de estudios sobre efectos de minas terrestres y muros en el Sahara occidental: REMMSO advocates for the elimination of all landmines in the Western Sahara region and for assistance for Sahrawi victims of mines.
Rede para Assistencia as Victimas de Minas (Landmines in Africa Profile): Composed, led and founded by landmine survivors, RAVIM advocates on behalf of survivors and persons with disability in Mozambique and provides some survivor assistance services.
South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms: SSANSA works to provide community security in the world’s newest country, South Sudan, by reducing the number of small arms in the country.
Sudan Integrated Mine Action Service: SIMAS provides mine risk education and landmine clearance services in South Sudan.
Survivors Recovery and Rehabilitation Organization (Landmines in Africa Profile): SRaRO provides peer support for landmine survivors and other persons with disability in Ethiopia.
Uganda Landmine Survivors Association: ULSA is composed of and advocates on behalf of landmine survivors and other persons with disabilities in Uganda.