Mile Organization for Environmental Protection is a non-governmental, not-for-profit humanitarian organization founded in 2022 and registered with the Directorate of non-governmental Organizations (DNGO) in Iraq.
The main organization’s goal is to contribute to environmental protection to reach a safer world where human values the importance of protecting the environment and takes necessary activities and measures to achieve that goal. such as:
Mile Organization Priorities
Conduct several activities in both urban and rural areas to raise awareness and strengthen communities' resilience to climate-related hazards such as crop failure and human and livestock loss due to drought.
Cooperate with government ministries and partners within DNGO in order to promote the planting of drought-resistant trees in rural and urban areas.
Provide necessary information to help in planning to establish tree nurseries in community centers in order to encourage afforestation.
Organize seminars, workshops and exhibitions for youth groups and community leaders to spread environmental protection awareness.
Evaluate and provide a comprehensive study for environmental information management and build data analysis capacity.
Improve and develop the use of information.
Improve and develop data visualization and presentation.
Integrate geographic information systems (GIS) in the information management field.
Cooperate with the Directorate of Mine Action (DMA) and the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) in educating communities about the explosive ordnance risk and conducting surveys to determine the impact of the mine program on the environment and communities.
Make our world safer and more secure for living. In a world which does not only acknowledges the importance of environmental protection; but actively undertakes necessary measures to achieve the goal.
Contribute to the national efforts in ensuring a safe environment where people live and respect nature, as a critical aspect of the present and future livelihoods.
What we do
Middle East is the hottest and driest region on the planet, but climate change could make some areas uninhabitable in the coming decades, especially since the temperatures might reach 60 degrees Celsius or higher. The repercussions of climate change across the Middle East region would be devastating, including chronic water shortages, the inability to grow food because of extreme weather and resulting drought, and a high mortality rate and heat-related health problems.
The Organization will implement activities in both urban and rural areas to raise awareness and build resilience to climate-related hazards as follows
Crop failure and loss of human/livestock life due to drought
Provide the advice and necessary information to increase afforestation and improve the quality of trees, in addition to encouraging agriculture in rural areas to increase humidity and reduce evaporation, thus limiting the extension of drought and improving the living environment.
Global warming in urban areas due to increasing temperatures
Determine the causes of increasing heat stress to the concerned authorities through scientific studies and clarifying the importance of expanding green spaces in open cities to reduce the impact of global warming.
Create a comprehensive database that contains all environmental data and convert it into useful information to enable decision-makers to make the best decisions based on scientific and correct evidence
Mine Action Program
Military operations in three wars in Iraq resulted in widespread explosive ordnance contamination, which continues after the wars in killing and injuring innocent people living close to the contaminated areas and has prevented affected communities from using and accessing productive land and vital infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, markets, water sources, power generation facilities and telecommunications
Support national efforts to reduce the risks of explosive ordnance contamination through risk education activities and conduct surveys to identify contaminated areas and link them with environmental data to show the direct and future impact of demining activities on the environment.