DDG Afghanistan releases MRE films

Danish Demining Group (DDG) in Afghanistan has released three short films to be used as part of mine risk education (MRE) programming for children, youth, and their parents.


Three short films (each 5-10 minutes in length), produced by Mads Andreas Worm and Edward Crowther of DDG Afghanistan in collaboration with Assad Theater Production, UNMACA and Handicap International, showcase common situations in which young boys and girls may encounter mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW)  in their daily activities. As well, they offer instructions on how to recognize and avoid mines and ERW, and who to contact for investigation and disposal.

Afghanistan remains one of the countries in the world most affected by landmines and other ERW. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented a total of 431 civilian casualties from ERW detonation in 2015, with children making up 85 per cent. DDG has operated in Afghanistan since 1999, delivering a full package of mine action services, including non-technical and technical survey, mine and ERW risk education, mine clearance, battle area clearance, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).

The MRE films will be shown publicly at Café Nutid on April 5th 2016 in connection with the upcoming International Mine Awareness Day, for which DDG is hosting a screening of the movie THE HURT LOCKER in collaboration with DanChurchAid. One of the film producers, Mads Andreas Worm, will be in attendance to talk about his experiences with producing the films in Afghanistan. 

The films are also online via the following links: 

1. "Ahmed's Story"

2. "Collecting Firewood"

3. "How to be a Hero"