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Observing the sketch of the hazardous area
A United Nations Mine Action Service team conducts a Quality Assessment mission to a mine clearance site operated by one of its contractors. At the time of the visit the contractor, MineTech International, had been working on clearing a site near Aru Junction in Central Equatoria for 8 days. Some local citizens had discovered an anti-tank mine and two anti-personnel mines while clearing land used for making charcoal. After a community liaison team was alerted to their presence by the community, UNMAS tasked MineTech with the siteÕs clearance, conducted with a MineWolf and by manual clearance methods.
Once cleared by MineTech the site will be turned back over to UNMAS, who in turn will notify the government, landowners, and the surrounding community that it is safe to return to and begin working again.
The technical field manager discusses the clearance area with the UNMAS team.