South Sudan

S.Sudan Has Over 700 Death Spots, 300 Minefields


sildenafil sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>To this end, an event was organized at the AU Headquarters.

The event, whose theme for this year was “Women in Mine Action”, aimed at highlighting the important contribution made by women in mine action.

Representatives of AU Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), UN, ICRC and other AU bilateral and multilateral partners attended the event, which also featured a de-mining demonstration.

The Commission seized the opportunity to handover de-mining equipment (100 hand-held mine detectors, 55 protective Aprons and 55 Visors) to four Member States, namely: Ethiopia, Mauritania, Sudan and Zimbabwe, as part of the AU’s efforts to support national efforts toward a Landmine-free Africa.

In South Sudan, the event was celebrated by UNMISS personnel led by their head, Hilde Johnson.

Smith, UNMAS programme manager

“Landmines and other explosive remnants of war remain an everyday threat in South Sudan,” she said.

“There are 700 known dangerous areas within the country, including over 300 minefields.”

“The UN Mine Action Service is working with UNMISS to clear these dangerous items on a daily basis.

UNMISS, UNMAS and other colleagues in South Sudan support a country free from mines and unexploded ordinance.


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