SOUTH SUDAN / LANDMINES EXPLOSIVE REMNANTS

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03-Nov-2021 00:03:52
UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) held a training for National Mine Action Authority counterparts in South Sudan on destroying highly dangerous remnants of war in a safe and secure manner. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / LANDMINES EXPLOSIVE REMNANTS
TRT: 03:51
SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 3 NOVEMBER 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Various shots, mine field
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Fran O’grady, Chief of Mine Action, UNMAS, South Sudan:
“This team is a mobile team and it’s an explosive ordnance disposal team that responds to the needs of communities—the boys, girls, women and men who live in areas that are, unfortunately, contaminated by explosive hazards. What we’ve seen here today is a briefing, a professional disposal of those explosive items and what we’ve seen is a professional team which is deployable around the country as they move forward to be able to react to those communities that need that sort of support.”
3. Various shots, mine personals at work
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Rashid Fula, Acting Director-General, National Mine Action Authority (NMAA):
“We chose this community because we got a call [from them] that some UXOs were spotted, which the community needs to get rid of. That’s why currently we are focusing on this area. We need to get rid of the UXOs they have found because if they are left like that, they will pose danger to them, to their children and also to their animals.”
5. Med shot. Mine personals listening
6. Close up, Mine personal listening
7. Close up, Mine personal listening
8. Close up, Mine personal talking
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Fran O’grady, Chief of Mine Action, UNMAS, South Sudan:
“UNMAS is very proud to be working closely with our partners, the National Mine Action Authority here in South Sudan. And it’s been absolutely wonderful to be here today looking at the professionalism and the commitment of the National Mine Action Authority Team themselves.”
10. Med shot, Mine personal showing
11. Close up, Mine personal listening

STORYLINE:

Across South Sudan, tangible remnants of conflict remain in the form of landmines and explosive remnants of war. These pose a daily threat to women, children and men in remote locations across the country. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has been working in South Sudan since 2004, clearing some 45 million square meters of land contaminated by explosive hazards. Today, UNMAS held a training for National Mine Action Authority counterparts on destroying these highly dangerous reminders of war in a safe and secure manner.

SOUNDBITE (English) Fran O’grady, Chief of Mine Action, UNMAS, South Sudan:
“This team is a mobile team and it’s an explosive ordnance disposal team that responds to the needs of communities—the boys, girls, women and men who live in areas that are, unfortunately, contaminated by explosive hazards. What we’ve seen here today is a briefing, a professional disposal of those explosive items and what we’ve seen is a professional team which is deployable around the country as they move forward to be able to react to those communities that need that sort of support.”

The activity took place at the Wangar Demolition Area, which is some 15 kilometers away from the capital city, Juba.

SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Rashid Fula, Acting Director-General, National Mine Action Authority (NMAA):
“We chose this community because we got a call [from them] that some UXOs were spotted, which the community needs to get rid of. That’s why currently we are focusing on this area. We need to get rid of the UXOs they have found because if they are left like that, they will pose danger to them, to their children and also to their animals.”
The mobile team conducted a demolition as well as incinerated small arms.
SOUNDBITE (English) Fran O’grady, Chief of Mine Action, UNMAS, South Sudan: “UNMAS is very proud to be working closely with our partners, the National Mine Action Authority Here in South Sudan. And it’s been absolutely wonderful to be here today looking at the professionalism and the commitment of the National Mine Action Authority Team themselves.”
For citizens of the world’s newest country, these demining teams remove deadly reminders of a bloody past and ensure trade prospers, children thrive, and people can live without fear.
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