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FSD Survey Project in Sudan expands

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The FSD Survey Project continues to assist UNMAS to define the landmine and UXO contamination problem in Sudan.

The project has recently benefitted from the establishment of a small, highly mobile rapide reponse survey team. This team consisting of 3 Filipino expatriates has been deployed to Darfur to conduct survey and EOD operations.

In addition to this new team, the project also has two survey teams working out of Rumbek in South Sudan, and another two teams in the Nuba mountains.

As at the end of April 2005, the project has submitted 213 dangerous area reports, marked 46 mines or UXO contaminated areas, cleared 8 130 m2 of land, destroyed 3 719 UXO, 310 Antitank mines and 65 Antipersonnel mines. The Survey teams have driven over 61 000 operational kilometers.

For further information, contact directly

FSD Programme Manager Alex van Roy in Khartoum, alex @ fsd.ch
or in headquarters:
FSD Director of Operations Ian Clarke, ian @ fsd.ch.