Since the invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, risks from unexploded mines and other weapons increase by the day. Even when the fighting stops in certain areas, there is another battle to fight when it comes to ensure access to safe passage for civilians. Clearing and disposing the dangerous leftovers from the combat zone is therefore priority number one. Those leftovers are often unexploded mines or weapons, and subsumed under the term "Explosive Ordnance". What is demining? Demining refers to the process of removing landmines and other Explosive Ordnances (EO) from territories affected by conflict. It is necessary to ensure the safety of civilians, aid workers, and military personnel, and to enable the return of IDPs and refugees to their homes. The process involves the detection, marking, and safe removal of explosive devices, followed by the clearance of affected areas and the destruction of the recovered ordnance. Demining in Ukraine is a challenging task due to the difficult terrain and the high density of mines and EO in some areas. However, it is essential for the restoration of peace, security, and development in the affected regions. Scaling up resources for demining action in Ukraine Due to the widespread contamination with Explosive Ordnance (EO) across Ukraine, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Ukraine started to provide in-person online sessions on Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE). All DRC EORE Trainers are experienced teachers, facilitating EORE sessions in eastern Ukraine since 2015. Open invitation to online sessions: Learn how to behave around unexploded weapons DRC provides in-person online sessions on Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE). The one-hour-long webinars focus on raising awareness of the dangers of mines and other weapons as well as the basic rules of safe behavior around them. There are sessions for three different age groups: children from six to 11 years old, adolescent from 12 to 17 years old, as well as for adults above 18 years of age. To register for a session, see instructions below: Access to internet as well as computer and/or smart phone are required for the sessionA maximum of 15 participants per webinar Because DRC is a humanitarian, neutral, and impartial organization, the learning sessions will be conducted in either Ukrainian or Russian language Each person has to register individually, no collective registration possible! Due to the current volatile situation, DRC reserves the right to cancel the online EORE session in the interest of staff safety. DRC apologizes in advance for such an occurrence – and will contact you with an alternative time as soon as possible Is this webinar for you? This webinar is for everybody who still resides in and outside Ukraine. Even if you are not currently in Ukraine, but were forced to leave the country, you can participate in this course at any time. The information will also be useful for you, who intends to return to Ukraine and/or have family still living in the country. Are you interested to join the online session? REGISTER HERE Photo Credit: Stefanie Glinski, DRC Ukraine
Are you new in the humanitarian sector or do you want to improve your humanitarian knowledge in an easy and accessible way? And are you engaged with a diaspora organization? Then this course is just for you! DEMAC has designed this course in cooperation with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy for diaspora responders as well as project managers, managers, volunteers, local responders and anyone wanting entry level insight into the humanitarian sector. Find it in on KAYA Connect How will you benefit from the training? This course has been made in response to frustrations, questions and development assistance requests from diaspora organizations and their local partners. The training will provide you with Simple breakdown of the humanitarian principles Responses to the challenges diaspora face following humanitarian principles Increased knowledge in advocacy tools Steps to contribute to policy development What donors are looking for when funding projects Information for effective fundraising Recording the work you do to become a tool for partnerships and funding Monitoring and evaluation skills that apply to your project It will therefore cover all relevant areas of humanitarian response, such as The Humanitarian Principles, Needs Assessments, Safety & Security, Accountability & Transparency, Organizational Development, Advocacy and Policy, Project Development, Bid Writing, Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation, Risk Management and Corruption. How long does the training take? The course is made up of three modules which will take 125 minutes in total (extra time may be taken to complete activities in a supporting workbook). What does it cost? Good news: This course is free and you even will be able to download a certificate once you have completed all modules. In which language is the course available? In English and Arabic Photo Credit: Annie Spratt on unsplash.com
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