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  • A Different Kind of Clearance

    A Different Kind of Clearance

    Meet Magawa, the hardworking rat adopted by TDI Operations Manager, Roshan Christy. Nicknamed HeroRATS, African giant pouched rats are an integral part of mine action operations. These HeroRATS are operational in three different countries, including Cambodia; the world’s second most heavily mined county.

  • The Central African Republic – Six Years and Counting

    The Central African Republic – Six Years and Counting

    For almost six years, TDI has actively been clearing unexploded ordnance in the Central African Republic. In addition to clearance efforts, training and the provision of risk education to local communities is also conducted. Here, we take a brief look at six years of efforts in this heavily mined African country.

  • UN Day Celebrations in Abyei

    UN Day Celebrations in Abyei

    UN Day is celebrated annually on 24th October. TDI took part in the celebrations held in Abyei to mark this occasion, delivering risk education sessions to the gathering crowds in Abyei town. Amongst other activites, speeches and tree planting activities marked this 74th founding United Nations Day.

  • 3 Years of Clearance in the DRC

    3 Years of Clearance in the DRC

    In 2016, TDI were awarded a contract to provide survey and clearance services in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The fluid security situation in the country came with its challenges however, the TDI teams remained dedicated to their tasks whilst continuing to develop their skills. The project was completed in mid-2019.

  • The Laying of a Legacy

    The Laying of a Legacy

    One of the TDI teams in South Sudan found themselves in the spotlight when they were asked to clear an area in Pariang in the midst of construction of an oil field. Community confidence was lost while residents waited in anticipation for TDI to reach the area. Until the area was assessed and cleared, construction…

  • The Struggle for Safety in Bisellia

    The Struggle for Safety in Bisellia

    Safety is often a struggle in many parts of South Sudan. The journey from Wau to Bisellia is no different, This route is known for its threats to security, ambushes and regular bouts of fighting. In order to protect civilian safety and assist the movement of humanitarian support, TDI have been conducting clearance activities along…

  • Celebrating Mine Awareness Day 2019

    Celebrating Mine Awareness Day 2019

    Every year on 4 April, the world celebrates International Day of Mine Awareness and Mine Action with commemorative events. The theme for the events this year was « Safe Ground – Safe Home ». TDI took part in the celebrations held in several counties within South Sudan, continuing to raise awareness of the dangers associated with landmines…

  • Meet Arnel, the Versatile Veterinary Technician and Dog Handler

    Meet Arnel, the Versatile Veterinary Technician and Dog Handler

    To wrap up a month of focusing on staff from our various field projects, we would like to introduce Arnel. Born and raised in the Philippines, Arnel has worked for TDI since 2017 and has developed himself into two roles since joining the EDD project in South Sudan.

  • Meet TDI’s Working Women in South Sudan

    Meet TDI’s Working Women in South Sudan

    This week we introduce you to three women who form part of a TDI Multi-task Team in South Sudan. With their own areas of expertise, these hardworking women all play a crucial role in the clearance efforts taking place in the country.

  • Meet Roshan, TDI Operations Manager

    Meet Roshan, TDI Operations Manager

    Roshan, a qualified Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operator, began his career in humanitarian Mine Action in 2002. He is the current TDI Operations Manager for Sudan and South Sudan, and is responsible for all operations and technical activities on his project.