Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding

Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP) has recently been established as one of DRC’s five core sectors. The sector covers what has until now mainly been the programmatic focus of DRC’s technical unit Danish Demining Group (DDG).

Danish Demining Group becomes one of five core sectors in Danish Refugee Council

DRC seeks to transform conflicts

The sector relates to two specialized fields: Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding. HDP covers the sub-sectors of Mine Action, Weapons and Ammunitions Management (WAM), Conflict Management and Security Governance.

The aim of the HDP sector is to contribute to the fields of disarmament and peacebuilding through a focus on the safety and security of communities affected by displacement and conflict.

DRC works to clear land contaminated by landmines and unexploded ammunition in some of the world’s most conflict-ridden areas and supports efforts to lower the risks from small arms and light weapons. We work to create awareness, restore trust, facilitate dialogue, and ensure collaboration that reduces tensions that may lead to violence. DRC’s support to communities threatened by conflict and its aftermath, including advocating for civilians’ rights in conflict, and against indiscriminate attacks and the proliferation of weaponry.

Five Pillars of Mine Action

HDP’s mine action operations are based on the Ottawa Convention’s Five Pillars of Mine Action:

  • Clearance of mines and unexploded ordnance
  • Explosive Ordnance Risk Education
  • Victim assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Stockpile destruction


Helle Broe

Administration Coordinator PPE - Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding

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