Mines pose a danger to civilians in South Sudan

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) carries out mechanical and manual demining exercises in Torit, South Sudan. UN Photo/Martine Perret (file)

It is not clear how many land mines and other explosive devices have contaminated South Sudan, according to experts from the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

UNMAS is helping to clear the new African country of landmines and other explosive devices in the new African nation but the conflict which erupted in December 2013 is not making the job easy.

Ivana Mousa spoke with UNMAS' programme manager, Lance Malin and Robert Thompson, the chief of operations about the work that is being done in South Sudan.

Mr Malin started by explaining the meaning of "More than Mines' which is the theme for this year's International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed on 4 April each year.

Duration: 4'28"

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