Appeals & Response Plans
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018
- Sudan: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - Jul 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2016
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2012
Most read reports
- Sudan: Humanitarian Funds come together to help people support themselves
- UNAMID hands over 4 team sites in Darfur
- UNAMID inaugurates five community stabilization projects in Mournei, West Darfur
- Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 17 | 24 September – 7 October 2018 [EN/AR]
- Darfur armed groups extend unilateral ceasefire for three months
by Boutros Hobeika [ United Nations Mine Action Office, Sudan ]
Sudan’s1 socioeconomic rehabilitation programs help mine/explosive-remnants-of-war survivors and persons with disabilities find work and reintegrate into society, but policies need to be created to ensure that victims are not discriminated against as they seek employment.
While Sudan officially entered into a post-war era on January 9, 2005, explosive remnants of war (ERW) continue to maim, kill, obstruct the delivery of humanitarian aid, and impede development and reconstruction. The reported number of landmine/ERW casualties in Southern Sudan totals 4,290; however the actual figure is likely to be much higher. The socio-economic cost of landmines in terms of inhibition of agricultural production, food security, economic activities, and freedom of movement is incalculable.
The climate of political insecurity and change in Sudan has affected the resource mobilisation efforts for the North Mine Action Office. So far, UNMAO has been unable to secure any funds to continue its operations in North Sudan post 30 June 2011.
What is the UN Mine Action Office?
A Stark and Timely Reminder
The scene of heavy fighting between rival forces during Sudan's civil war, Blue Nile State inherited numerous minefields planted by both sides during the conflict.
The mines have severely hindered local movement, blocking rain-fed agricultural lands, water sources, grazing grounds and commercial routes.
The UN Mine Action Office (UNMAO) began assessing the impact of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs) on the state in 2005 in collaboration with the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action.