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  • UNMAS in South Sudan

    May 18, 2017

    South Sudan

    UNMAS was first established in 2004, in what is now South Sudan. UNMAS undertakes clearance tasks, both manual and...

    UNMAS in South Sudan

    South Sudan

    UNMAS was first established in 2004, in what is now South Sudan. UNMAS undertakes clearance tasks, both manual and mechanical, of large areas of land and of roads where there is a possibility that landmines are present as well as conducting spot tasks and battle area clearance to remove unexploded ordnance after conflict.

    UNMAS further uses explosive detection dogs (EDD) and mine detection dogs (MDD) as part of its operations in South Sudan. EDDs provide an extra layer of security for internally displaced persons (IDPs), humanitarian actors, and United Nations personnel, who reside and work on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) bases. MDDs assess areas after survey and clearance by metal detectors and ground penetrating radar.

    This photo exhibition is the result of a month-long consultancy that was undertaken by Ms. Martine Perret, a professional photographer, in February and March 2017. During this period, she travelled to locations in and around Bentiu and Juba, to document mine action operations as well as the civilians impacted by these operations.

    More information on Martine can be found on her website: http://martineperret.photoshelter.com/

  • UNMAS visits mine clearance site in Central Equatoria

    May 20, 2015

    South Sudan

    (May 2015) A United Nations Mine Action Service team conducts a Quality Assurance mission to a mine clearance site...

    UNMAS visits mine clearance site in Central Equatoria

    South Sudan

    (May 2015) A United Nations Mine Action Service team conducts a Quality Assurance mission to a mine clearance site operated by one of its contractors. At the time of the visit the contractor, MineTech International, had been working on clearing a site near Aru Junction in Central Equatoria for 8 days. Some local citizens had discovered an anti-tank mine and two anti-personnel mines while clearing land used for making charcoal. After a community liaison team was alerted to their presence by the community, UNMAS tasked MineTech with the site’s clearance, conducted with a MineWolf and by manual clearance methods.

    Once cleared by MineTech the site will be turned back over to UNMAS, who in turn will notify the government, landowners, and the surrounding community that it is safe to return to and begin working again.

    UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

     

  • Breaking Barriers through Basketball

    December 4, 2013

    South Sudan

    An exhibition match to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was hosted by the South Sudan Wheelchair...

    Breaking Barriers through Basketball

    South Sudan

    An exhibition match to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was hosted by the South Sudan Wheelchair Basketball Association, in collaboration with UNMAS on 3rd December 2013 at the Nimra Tilata Basketball Stadium, in Juba.

    View full story here: http://www.mineaction.org/news/breaking-barriers-through-basketball

    Photos: UNMAS/Yumiko Yoshioko and UNMISS/Tina Turyagyenda.

  • UNMAS in South Sudan

    September 30, 2013

    South Sudan

    UNMAS in South Sudan

    South Sudan

  • Marco Grob: Through the Lens - South Sudan

    April 12, 2013

    South Sudan

    After decades of war South Sudan is contaminated with thousands of deadly unexploded bombs and landmines. These...

    Marco Grob: Through the Lens - South Sudan

    South Sudan

    After decades of war South Sudan is contaminated with thousands of deadly unexploded bombs and landmines. These explosives threaten the lives and livelihoods of South Sudan’s inhabitants, and are still an impediment to development, peace and stability.  Emmy award-winning photographer Marco Grob travels to South Sudan to photograph the Mundari tribesmen as they roam vast plains in search of grazing land for their cattle.  Here is an inside look into the creation of these stunning photographs.
     
    Marco has worked with UNMAS since 2010, and has taken portraits of mine action work in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Sudan.

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