Establishment of Emergency Survey, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Mine Risk Education Teams in South Sudan
Following the recent civil war in Sudan, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) continue to present a significant menace, threatening the movements of displaced population and hampering humanitarian activities. Against this backdrop, UNHCR requires a dedicated Emergency Survey capacity for explosive remnants of war (ERW) that is able to conduct the survey of way stations, returnee routes and areas of return in order to ensure that the requisite danger area information is
available prior to the return of refugees and IDPs into given targeted areas.
The 2 Mobile Emergency Survey teams, which will be equipped and financed under this project, will have the capacity to conduct the "Spot Clearance" of ERW in order to remove the immediate threat to life and limb that these items can present. As a vital final output of the information gathering process, 2 additional Mobile Mine Risk Education (MRE)-Teams, which will operate according to the results of the Emergency Surveys, will provide targeted MRE to the population at risk.
The beneficiaries of the project will principally be refugees and IDPs currently within the anticipated project area in South Sudan, plus those who are either in the process of, or are planning to return over the project duration. This may include those returning from outside of Sudan (Kenya, DRC, CAR, Ethiopia and Uganda) plus the anticipated influx of IDPs from mainly GoS areas in the north of Sudan. Thus the main foci of Survey & EOD operations are expected to be the Juba/Yei/Kajo Keji Triangle,
as well as the regions of Torit, Bor, Malakal, Tambura and Yambio.