Decades of war between the people of South Sudan and the government of Khartoum, eventually leading to South Sudan’s independence in 2011, left the country littered with mines, cluster munitions, unexploded airdropped bombs and other unexploded ordnance (UXO).
Irish Aid commenced supporting the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) mine action work in South Sudan in 2018 and has allocated €1.2 million to fund a three year programme, 2018 to 2020.
167,344 square meters of mine contaminated ground was cleared with Irish Aid funding during the first year of the programme. 50% of the land cleared is being used for agriculture and grazing, 15% for residential infrastructure and 35% for other purposes (e.g. leisure spaces, transit routes).
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