Landmine awareness initiative launched in South Sudan

JUBA - The National Mine Action Authority is calling on all parties involved in the ongoing South Sudan conflict to stop using landmines.

South Sudan is one of the most landmine-contaminated countries.

Landmines kill thousands of people every year.

The National Mine Action Authority has launched an education campaign to teach school children about the dangers of landmines.

UNICEF has detonated many landmines left over from South Sudan&39;s civil war.

The body estimates that it will take more than 1 000 years to clear the planet of mines.