Project profile — Mine Action in Northwest Syria


Chemonics International Inc.
2022-02-03 - 2023-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Syria (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to reduce the impact of explosive ordnance (EO) contamination on communities, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), in six districts in Northwest Syria. The project supports the Syrian Civil Defence (SCD) to identify and clear unexploded ordnance and educate communities on these hazards, causing a significant barrier to stabilization efforts. Project activities include: (1) conducting non-technical surveys and clearance activities in districts contaminated by explosive ordnances; (2) providing training to new and current recruits, including women volunteers; (3) equipping SCD volunteers with equipment and materials to conduct clearance and survey activities; (4) providing explosive ordnance risk education through age-appropriate and gender-sensitive risk awareness sessions to affected populations; and (5) designing and distributing risk awareness materials in targeted districts.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access by targeted communities, including women and girls, to critical infrastructure in six sub-districts of northwest Syria; (2) reduction in the number of items of EO present in targeted communities of six sub-districts; (3) increased public knowledge in the targeted communities to reduce and mitigate the risks of EO, including among women, children and other vulnerable populations; and (4) strengthened capacity of SCD teams to provide EO services to affected communities in six sub-districts.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
19-10-2023 Disbursement $86,351
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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