Help US troops clear ISIS landmines in Syria
Spirit of America is working with US Special Operations Forces to help a local nonprofit that clears land mines left behind by ISIS. Your support will save lives and limbs.
Since 2011, more than 12,000 have been killed or injured from land mine accidents in Syria, including more than 3,000 children. Roj Mine Control Organization (RMCO) is a humanitarian mine clearance organization operating mainly in northeast Syria. With assistance from the US military, their teams fan out across land scarred by war, finding and eliminating explosives. It’s dangerous but necessary work.
Because of groups like RMCO, people can safely return to their homes, children can play freely, shepherds can feed their flocks, and life can begin returning to normal. These are things that the US wants to see.
But despite RMCO’s extensive work, large swaths of land remain uncleared. In collaboration with US Special Operations Forces, Spirit of America will help RMCO expand its operations to Deir ez-Zor Governorate, where many US troops are operating. With your support, we will provide:
- Equipment and supplies for a properly functioning headquarters: laptops, monitors, printers, power banks, projector, and a really big generator
- Tools necessary for safe field operations: two-way radios, tablets, protective gear, binoculars, GPS devices, flashlights, battery chargers, and most importantly, top-line metal detectors
- One-month stipends for the entire organization as they secure additional funding
By helping RMCO, we unquestionably save Syrian lives and support the US mission in Syria. Your support is critical in making Deir ez-Zor, Syria, a safer place.