The Dutch government has granted 11.6 million euros to DCA's efforts to create security in four of the world's hotspots. It is the largest donation from an international donor in DCA history
DCA’s can now intensify its efforts to create safety in four countries affected by conflict thanks to a large donation from the Dutch government.
Rain is already falling in South Sudan, and that is far earlier than usual. They rainy season causes major problems for the population, who is already struggling with the consequences of a broken ceasefire.
Usually, the rainy season begins in the summer, but this year the first heavy rainfalls have already hit South Sudan. Large amounts of rainwater in a short period is catastrophic for the war-torn country, where five million people need help.
DCA HMA Case Study, Jonglei, South Sudan
The DCA Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) programme is steadily growing in South Sudan. Having begun operations in January 2013, the programme now has two fully accredited Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams and two Risk Education (RE) teams. A third RE team is currently being recruited. This is all thanks to a donation from the Common Humanitarian Fund administered by UNDP in South Sudan.
The most recent team to be accredited was the second RE team. But accreditation in Mine Action is no easy task!