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2x RACC Teams in South Sudan


From 2017 to mid-2020, TDI provided UNMAS with two Route Assessment and Clearance Capacities (RACC). 


The 2x RACC were required to conduct assessment, verification and clearance of contaminated routes around South Sudan using a combination of manual and mechanical assets, as well as mine detection dogs. In addition to clearance tasks, TDI also provided a Community Liaison Team (CLT), interacting with local communities and facilitating field activities. Explosive ordnance risk education was provided to communities at risk of unexploded ordnance.


During this contract, the TDI RACC teams removed and destroyed 265 anti-personnel mines, 55 anti-tank mines, 18,450 small arms ammunition and over 2,000 items of unexploded ordnance. Over 1,360,000m2 of contaminated land was cleared manually, 4,300m2 by mechanical means and over 705,000m2 of land by surface battle area clearance. A further 115,000m2 of land was cleared by subsurface battle area clearance. 

In addition to the clearance efforts, the teams conducted over 890 explosive ordnance risk educations sessions, reaching more than 10,000 people who live in danger of landmines and explosive remnants of war.