2017 To Walk the Earth in Safety: South Sudan

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

DOS NADR - CWD 2,135 2,000 2,000 12,535
DoD 0 0 0 826
COUNTRY TOTAL 2,135 2,000 2,000 13,361

Dollars in thousands

South Sudan

Decades of civil war resulted in serious neglect of South Sudan’s economy and infrastructure. Residual landmines and UXO, and loose SA/LW, including MANPADS, threaten communities throughout the country and compromise security in the region. Recent conflict renewed concern about access to land for internally displaced persons. Lack of access in certain northern provinces due to conflict and the pressing needs of displaced people in southern provinces prompted the United States to transition from traditional humanitarian mine action projects to focus on UXO clearance. In addition, instability from fighting in July 2016 made all but small-scale projects impossible to execute. Current implementing partners continue to adapt to the security situation and reorient their plans to the needs of internally displaced people.

From 2003 to 2010, the United States provided more than $27.7 million in CWD funding to Sudan prior to southern Sudan’s secession, directing much of it to southern provinces.

From South Sudan’s independence in 2011 to 2016, the United States invested more than $13.3 million directly to South Sudan for mine and UXO removal, survivor assistance programs, and enhanced SA/LW stockpile security.

In 2016, the Department of State supported the following implementing partners:

  • DCA continued to provide EOD and battle area clearance teams in stable provinces around the capital, Juba.
  • MAG continued to provide a roving EOD-SA/LW team that disposed of stockpiles of abandoned ordnance and safely cleared UXO in stable provinces; it also supported a community liaison team.
  • NPA continued to provide EOD and battle area clearance teams in accessible provinces around Juba.