The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) Support for DanChurchAid’s (DCA) Mine Action Activities in South Sudan. Risk Education to Vulnerable Communities.

In Jonglei and Warrap State in South Sudan the explosive remnants of war (ERW) poses a serious risk to the health and lives of the inhabitants. Especially the many refugees returning to their homes after conflicts are vulnerable.

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DCA and the ACT Alliance partners have a history of providing humanitarian assistance to in need regions in South Sudan. The project will be implemented by DCA and seek to involve ACT Alliance organizations who have a solid fundament for conducting activities in even the most remote communities in Jonglei and Warrap state.
Through the grant from CHF, DCA is planning to train two teams and volunteers in Risk Education (RE) methodologies. The RE teams will be deployed in remote communities where their job is to facilitate Risk Education and locate and train local Sudanese people to act as Risk Education focal points.
The Risk Education will ensure provision of life saving massages in areas where people’s lives are extremely constrained and threatened by ERW. It is estimated that approximately 15,000 persons will benefit from the RE activities facilitated by the local focal points.
Furthermore DCA will provide an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to the project. This team will work closely with the RE trainers, and whenever an ERW is located, the team will safely demolish it - thereby eliminating the risk to the local population.  
The project commenced March 1st and will run until the end of September 2013.