Demining and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
After war, death and terror the decision to lay down the weapons is the first step towards a new start for civilians affected by an armed conflict. Landmines however do not abide by the ceasefire or peace treaty.
Mines and other military explosives such as bombs or grenades are armed and lethal long after the war is over. Thus, returning to normal life after a conflict is often impossible for many years, as rebuilding villages and streets, or working the fields cannot be done without risk. It is always innocent people who are the victims; farmers working their fields, women gathering wood, children playing, people using public transport or trucks bringing relief goods. Animals fall victim to landmines too. Thus, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) not only kill or cause physical harm, but also have a social, economic, and psychological impact on the population.
Currently, landmines and UXO are present in more than 60 countries worldwide. In many cases war ravaged countries are not in a position to remove the residues of war; they often lack the money, technology and expertise to detect the mines and munitions that contaminate the soil and to deactivate them on their own. In order to alleviate the suffering of the people and to help them to lead a normal life again, DEMIRA has committed itself to mine clearance, explosive ordnance disposal and to the development of mechanical mine clearance technology.
Our team consists of highly experienced experts in the field of EOD, demining, mechanical engineering, disaster management and emergency medical aid.
We take on clearance tasks worldwide and carry them out independently. In addition we train our employees living in former post conflict areas; they learn basic mechanics, engineering and metal work alongside their EOD training. In this way our local staff learns new skills which enable them to help themselves and create a sustainable future.