2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: South Sudan

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

DOS NADR - CWD 2,000 300 2,000 12,835
DoD 0 0 0 826
COUNTRY TOTAL 2,000 300 2,000 13,661

Dollars in thousands


Date: 2018 Description: An EOD team in Mogir, South Sudan, prepares for demolition. © Photo courtesy of DCADecades of civil war have resulted in serious neglect of South Sudan’s economy and infrastructure. Residual landmines and UXO and loose SA/LW, including MANPADS, continue to threaten communities throughout the country and compromise security in the region. Recent conflict has renewed concern about access to land for IDPs. Lack of access in certain northern provinces due to conflict and the pressing needs of IDPs in southern provinces has prompted the United States to transition away from traditional humanitarian mine action projects to focus on UXO clearance. In addition, instability from renewed 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 IDPs.

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 2017, the United States invested more than $13.6 million directly to South Sudan for mine and UXO removal, survivor assistance programs, and enhanced SA/LW stockpile security.

In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partner:

  • DCA continued to deploy an EOD call-out team to survey, clear, and release land in stable provinces around the capital of Juba. The team conducted 96 call outs, resurveyed 86 suspected hazardous areas, and cleared 105 confirmed hazardous areas. DCA also provided mine risk education for 4,492 people and trained 48 community focal points to continue educating vulnerable communities without international support.