More than Mines

April 4th is International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, this piece pays tribute to the men and women of the UN Mine Action Service working throughout the South Sudan.

A day in the life of Betty

Betty Augustino is a member of an all-female demining team in Yei, South Sudan. She works with a project run by Norwegian People's Aid, supported by UNMAS.

This film documents one day in the life of a deminer doing manual mine detection. The film demonstrates the slow and painstaking process of finding one single mine.

UNMAS South Sudan before the crisis

UNMAS worked successfully over the last five years to clear landmines and explosive remnants of war in South Sudan. There is still work to be done.

Women drive out landmines in South Sudan

This film tells the story of Nancy Sunday, the first Minewolf operator in South Sudan. A Minewolf is an armoured vehicle that tills land in order to crush or detonate landmines that may be buried beneath the surface. With support from UNMAS, the NGO Norwegian People's Aid deploys Minewolves across South Sudan.

Mine Risk Education in South Sudan

A story on UN Mine Risk Education.

Behind the scenes in South Sudan with photographer Marco Grob

After decades of war South Sudan is contaminated with thousands of deadly unexploded bombs and landmines. These explosives threaten the lives and livelihoods of South Sudan’s inhabitants, and are still an impediment to development, peace and stability.