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Darfur project up and running

TDI operations are under way in Darfur with three Multi-Tasking Teams undertaking General Mine Action Assistance, Route Assessments and Spot Explosive Ordinance Disposal Tasks.

All regions in Darfur are currently operating at Level 4 Security as TDI faces continued security concerns. However, overall productivity has been good. The primary limitations imposed on the MTTs’ deployments are due to lack of, or cancellation of, armed escorts.

A dedicated team continues to undertake Advanced ERW courses across the whole of Darfur and has delivered courses to over 200 UNAMID personnel.

Currently, there are two teams deployed in El Fasher and one team in Nyala, El Daein, Zalingei and Kulbus. All teams are operational.

“The Darfur project is running smoothly and despite the challenges of getting the teams out on tasks due to on-going security issues they are producing results. They have managed to run many Advanced ERW courses throughout Darfur. Jon Dixon and his team are now preparing for the upcoming operational assessment which is due to take place in the coming weeks,” said Ian Anderson, Operations Manager.