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Ron is a retired explosive detection dog

Retired Explosive Detection Dog Ron is on a Mission

Ron is a retired explosive detection dog born in the United Kingdom and trained by Dog Detectives. He worked for TDI in Timbuktu in Mali from 2016 until he was retired in April 2022. His work was to search vehicles entering various UN compounds.

When working dogs are retired TDI endeavors to find the best homes possible for them so that they can transition into a new human family life.

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Turkey MDD

Clearing the Eastern Border of Turkey

Following the completion of Phases I and II, TDI is now engaged on Phase III of the Eastern Border Mine Clearance project which extends from Ardahan to Ağrı (Doğubayazıt) along the border with Armenia and Iran, a distance of almost 170km, and includes 96 minefields containing over 80,000 landmines.

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International Mine Awareness Day 2022

Every year on April 4th, TDI takes part in celebrations to mark International Mine Awareness Day (IMAD). The worldwide theme for this year’s celebrations was “Safe Ground, Safe Steps, Safe Home.” Landmines and unexploded ordnance continue to threaten millions of people around the world today. In light of this, the theme was chosen to recognise the achievements made in clearing the world of landmines and highlighting the work that still needs to be done.

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Women in Mine Action

Women in Mine Action

At TDI, we are proud of the women who work in mine action, so we are dedicating the whole month of March to them. We begin by highlighting Elisabeth, our Project Manager in the Central African Republic.

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A Successful Season in South Sudan

In South Sudan, unstable ammunition and weapons storage pose a threat to civilians and communities. In August 2020, TDI deployed Ammunition Technical Officers and Ammunition Disposal Teams to conduct inspections, large scale disposal and enhance the safety of these storage facilities.

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Mine Awareness Day 2021

International Mine Awareness Day 2021

April 4th is International Mine Awareness Day that is observed annually to reflect on the devastating effects landmines and unexploded ordnance have on land, communities and livelihoods, whilst focusing on the efforts made so far to clear contaminated areas for the future safety of those at risk.

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