Keeping Iraqis safe from deadly ISIS bombs through innovative digital risk education campaign


SUMMARY: When major combat operations against ISIS deescalated in early 2018 and parliamentary elections were scheduled, many displaced Iraqis began returning to their homes. Iraqis displaced by ISIS received several essential support services, including explosive ordnance risk education, when they returned to their homes. These risk education programs were designed to teach returning civilians how to identify, act safely around, and report to local authorities the presence of explosive hazards. In areas of Iraq liberated from ISIS, these explosive hazards include unexploded and abandoned ordnance as well as landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by ISIS to indiscriminately kill innocent civilians, deter Iraqis from returning to their homes, and fuel instability.

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Published: Monday, June 15, 2020

Last Updated: Monday, June 15, 2020

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