Free Fields Foundation (3F) is a neutral, non-profit, humanitarian mine action organization based in Tripoli, Libya. 3F was founded in 2012 by a group of volunteers with shared concerns about the contamination of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in Libya. In 2014, 3F began partnering with the Danish Demining Group to support the development of its technical and administrative capacity. As of 2018, 3F was accredited by the Libyan Mine Action Centre to conduct Risk Education (RE), Non-Technical Survey (NTS), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and Battle Area Clearance (BAC).
3F has partnered with, or received funding from, Sankt Barbara Foundation, Danish Demining Group, Global Clearance Solutions, the UK Conflict, Stability, and Stabilisation Fund, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, US DOS- WRA, UNMAS, and UNICEF.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal
what is mine action?
Mine action refers to the full spectrum of efforts to eliminate the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war. It includes the removal and destruction of these devices, assistance to victims and survivors, explosive ordnance risk education, and advocacy.
The 3F project aims to eliminate the social, economic, and environmental impact of mines, unexploded ordnance, and other explosive hazards in Libya in order to facilitate reconstruction, development, and the safe and sustainable return of all IDPs