DanChurchAid (DCA) has been granted one million Euro from the Dutch government for its work to save lives and secure safe movement in Libya.
As soon as the guns are silenced in the Libyan city of Sirte and government troops reclaim the city from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL Daesh), DanChurchAid has said it is ready to move in to secure the civilian population from lethal war debris.
The Dutch government has allocated one million Euro for the clearance of mines and unexploded ordnance and give information to the inhabitants of Sirte about the dangers of explosive remnants and how to exercise safe bevaviour.
DanChurchAid’s General Secretary Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen said:
“DCA is hugely grateful for the support of the Dutch government in Sirte. This grant provides us with the means to respond as fast as possible to help the population of the town, and those returning from the area around it.
“These people face the threat of large numbers of unexploded weapons and possibly also booby traps. It is critical that they are made aware of the threat they face returning to their homes, and that action is also taken to clear it.”