Following more than two decades of civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan, much of Southern Sudan has been left contaminated with landmines and explosive remnants of war. As a result, the Southern Sudan Demining Authority, along with the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Mine Action Office and other organizations, have been diligently working toward clearing 80 percent of the mines in Southern Sudan by 2011.
Mathiang, Margaret M.
"Mine-action Program in Southern Sudan,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 14
, Article 15.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol14/iss3/15