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Conflict, floods hamper de-mining progress in South Sudan


 

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(Yeni Safak) South Sudan’s civil war and unrelenting floods have limited access to sites where de-mining is ongoing and have hampered the exercise, according to the Chairperson of South Sudan National Mine Action Authority, Jurkuch Barach Jurkuch.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the eve of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action to be celebrated on Monday, Jurkuch said removing mines planted during the war between 1983 and 2005 began in 2011 and was expected to be completed in 2021 but the civil war that began in 2013 has limited access.

“Then heavy floods which began in 2019 further added problems to the exercise, he said.

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Published: Friday, April 1, 2022

Last Updated: Monday, April 4, 2022

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