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Weʼre raising £50,000 to Print explosive hazard awareness playing cards for Ukraine

Copthorne, Sussex, England

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EXPLOSIVE HAZARD AWARENESS CARDS FOR UKRAINE

The war in Ukraine has left vast quantities of abandoned and unexploded ordnance (bombs, grenades, landmines, missiles, rockets, shells etc) scattered across the country. These munitions pose a major risk to everybody living and working there, including local people, aid workers and soldiers. Awareness cards can help save lives.

Five million refugees are expected to return to Ukraine when the war ends. These people will encounter ordnance in and around their homes and workplaces, including the fields essential to the agricultural industry. Clearance will take years, during which time people will be exposed to danger from a wide variety of ordnance on a daily basis.

Risk awareness is simply the most cost-effective solution to saving lives and limbs.

Fenix Insight is an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) company that works all over the world and has close ties with the EOD community in Ukraine. Their extensive knowledge of the weapons used there has allowed them to assemble these cards, showing the primary threats from the many types of ordnance known to be present.

Fenix pioneered the use of playing cards for explosive hazard awareness and has proven them to be effective in many post-conflict situations, ranging from Afghanistan to Yemen. Playing cards are cheap, portable and always popular, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background.

These cards have text in Ukrainian and English, with each pack showing around 60 different items of ordnance. Not only does this allow people to recognise threats, but it also means that they can report them accurately to the authorities that will clear them.

Fenix has self-funded the design and production of the first 10,000 packs, but many more are needed; they want to provide at least another 100,000.

One pack of cards, costing less than £2, could potentially save the life of a child – or possibly an entire family. Any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated.

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    3 days ago

    Cards reaching children at a summer camp organised by volunteers. Thanks once again to the ever-increasing number of supporters!

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    Cards being delivered to demining teams in Ivano Frankivsk

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    Kostyantin shares cards with factory workers in Kharkiv

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 2, 2022

    Well done. If these saved just one person from death or horrific injuries your hard work would be validated. I am sure these will save hundreds if not thousands from life changing injuries though.

  • Axel Sauer

    Axel Sauer

    Jul 1, 2022

    A little money for a great idea. Thanks to you and UKs great support for Ukraine!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 1, 2022

  • Markus Menge

    Markus Menge

    Jul 1, 2022

    At least a bit of support from Germany four your great idea. Keep it up!

    £30.00

  • Alex W

    Alex W

    Jun 30, 2022

    Awful that it’s needed, but very glad you’re doing it

    £100.00

  • Russell Bowman at Soil and Structures

    Russell Bowman at Soil and Structures

    Jun 28, 2022

    Great initiative.

    £40.00

  • George Zahaczewsky

    George Zahaczewsky

    Jun 28, 2022

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Colin King (Fenix Insight)

Colin King (Fenix Insight)

Copthorne, Sussex, England

Colin King served 14 years in the British Army, mostly in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He was a British EOD School instructor, the sole MoD EOD analyst, and led the first British team to train Afghan deminers before his final tour with the Gurkhas. He co-directs Fenix Insight.

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