Location South Sudan
Type: Civil society
South Sudan have their own National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) – formerly the South Sudan Demining Authority (SSDA). The NMAA is responsible for overseeing all mining activity in the country.
The NMAA works in cooperation with other demining actors to conduct surveys and clearance work, as well as providing education to impacted communities.
The clearance of such items would not only be preparatory if South Sudan did encounter IEDs within their own borders but also acts as preventative – the clearance of such materials means they cannot be re-fashioned into IEDs.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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