How MAG is helping in South Sudan
MAG has been working in South Sudan since 2004. MAG deploys manual demining teams, often supported by specialised machines, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of MAG operations.
In addition, MAG conducts Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Battle Area Clearance, specifically in areas where there have been cluster munition strikes, and technical and non-technical survey across the Equatorias.
MAG also deploys Community Liaison teams, who work directly with communities to gather information so that clearance operations are prioritised in areas where they are needed the most. These teams also conduct post-clearance assessments to discover how cleared land is being used. This enables us to understand and improve the long-term impact of our work and how it benefits local people.
MAG supports an integrated approach to humanitarian aid and development, ensuring our activities remain complementary to those of other humanitarian actors. We achieve this by actively participating in the Protection and Food Security Clusters and co-chairing the Mine Action Sub-Cluster with the United Nations Mine Action Service.
MAG’s work benefits both displaced people fleeing violence as well as established communities in contaminated areas.
By removing and destroying landmines and other items of UXO, people can live free from fear and increase their economic opportunities, using safe land for farming or infrastructure projects. Clearance also facilitates access to vital resources such as clean water.
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