Sudan Mine Action Sector Fact Sheet [EN/AR]

News and Press Release
Originally published


In 2012, mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) killed or injured more than 100 people in Sudan.


• More than 1.4 million people are affected by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the areas of South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Darfur and east Sudan, with 31 fatalities and 72 injured in 2012 - mainly men and boys.

• Increase in mine and ERW affected areas, with 28 new hazardous areas registered in 2012 and over 288 open for survey and clearance, often in areas with limited access for assessment.

• Roads contaminated with mines and ERWs need to be cleared so that people in need of humanitarian assistance can be reached.

• Need for mine and ERW risk education and assistance projects for victims of mine and ERW incidents.