Help US troops clear ISIS land mines in Syria
This project is fully funded. Thank you!
With the help of our donors, Spirit of America raised $46,884.79 to remove the deadly explosives left behind by ISIS and to educate communities on how to avoid them in Syria. To bolster Roj Mine Control Organization’s (RMCO) life-saving operations, we provided them with supplies for their headquarters and the tools necessary for safe field operations, including advanced metal detectors. The results have been extraordinary: In the second half of 2021, RMCO removed and destroyed 4,209 explosives, clearing a total of 113,135 square meters of land.
This project is fully funded. THANK YOU!
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.