Reflecting on "roller coaster ride" of Mine Action in South Sudan

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Some 120,000 hectares of land in South Sudan have been cleared of landmines and other unexploded ordinance; one of the significant achievements of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) there.

That's according to Programme Officer Tim Lardner, speaking recently to our colleagues at the UN mission in the country.

South Sudan became independent in 2011, but the mine action programme has been there since 2004, when it was still part of Sudan.

UNMAS, which has 18 programmes around the world, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.

Mr Lardner sat down with Irene Lasu and Sebit William to reflect on progress made – and the challenges that remain.

Duration: 5'07"

 

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