Bordering the Red Sea and comprised mostly of ethnic Arabs, Sudan is located in North Africa and is deemed part of the Middle East. As a result of the first and second Sudanese Civil Wars (1955–1972 and 1983–2005), and the ensuing political turmoil following the conflict in Darfur (2003–present), Sudan is considered one of the most heavily mined countries in the world.
"Country Profile: Sudan,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 16
, Article 32.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol16/iss3/32