Explosive hazards pose a great threat to civilians in Syria. A rapid return of displaced people usually occurs as soon as an area is declared newly taken. During this period, there is limited medical and explosive clearance capacity although there are high risks from explosive hazards, including booby traps and improvised explosive devices (IED) specifically targeting civilians in their homes. This article focuses on addressing the threat of explosive hazards in northern Syria and draws on risk education material designed by humanitarian mine action
Skilling, Loise and Zapasnik, Maria
"Addressing the Explosive Hazard Threat in Northern Syria: Risk Education on Landmines, UXO, Booby Traps, and IEDs,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 21
, Article 14.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol21/iss2/14