The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) support the mine action programme in Sudan in the amount of $5.6 million over two years.
The UK has played a historic role in tackling the indiscriminate and lethal legacy threat of landmines.
For the UK, mine action makes an important contribution in advancing human security and sustainable development.
During addressing the Country Coordination Forum on Mine Action, which hosted by the US Charge d’affaires in Khartoum Steven Koutsis, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense Jamal Omar Mohammad said Sudan has committed the Ottawa Treaty.
The US Charge d’Affaires said that his country supports the mine action programme through USAID by supporting the efforts of the Government of Sudan and other donor countries, noting that the success of demining in Sudan enables communities to access agricultural land.
He added, the Mine-detection, mine-clearance and opening the corridors allow residents to return to their livelihoods.
It is noteworthy that the U.S. Charge d’Affaires Steven Koutsis is the current head of the group of countries supporting the mine action programme in Sudan.