Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DRC is a non-profit organisation that works worldwide to help and protect refugees, internally displaced and other conflict-affected persons.
The DDG mission is to recreate a safe environment where people can live without the threat of landmines, unexploded ordnance and small arms and light weapons. We work to achieve this through Humanitarian Mine Action activities, focusing on landmines and explosive remnants of war, as well as Armed Violence Reduction programmes that address both physical and mental aspects of the threat that small arms and explosive remnants of war pose to the recreation of a safe environment as a starting point for development.
DDG operates with three strategic objectives that define the fundamental and specific aims of our operations:
- Enhance Human Security by clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance, reducing the threat from small arms & light weapons and providing risk education and raising awareness
- Provide impact oriented, cost-effective and innovative solutions in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders
- Support local structures and institutions in finding sustainable solutions to residual problems in a manner that enables economic and social development
We work to enable post-conflict communities to (re-)gain access to their assets and support the efforts of governments and relief and development organisations to enable recovery and community transition towards social and economic development.
Our work is based on the Value Compass of the Danish Refugee Council:
- Humanitarian approach - people´s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles
- Respect - for the equal rights of human beings
- Independence and neutrality - in regard to our surroundings
- Inclusion - of the people we work to help
- Honesty and transparency - for all beneficiaries, donors, partners and others