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Case studies

ANGOLA: Remember them

A water source cleared by MAG

"We are very thankful. Now that the mines have been removed, we have plenty of water for everyone." – Aida, Muxirinjinji village, where MAG's clearance work opened up access to this water source.

LIBYA: Now children carry flyers, not UXO

Children in Zintan, Libya

Youngsters in the town of Zintan can be seen carrying mortars and playing with small ammunition, throwing them into the fire and enjoying watching how they explode. Unfortunately, their parents often do not realise the dangers until an accident occurs.

SRI LANKA: Community rebirth in war-torn Mullaitivu

Suresh was one of 2,140 IDPs who returned to Suthanthipuram

Suresh was one of 2,140 internally displaced people (IDPs) who returned to Suthanthipuram village in June, after MAG released previously inaccessible land that had been contaminated with 69 anti-personnel landmines and 15 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO).

SOMALIA: The devastating effects of unexploded ordnance

UXO accident survivor Abdi-Najib.

Abdi-Najib Hirad Said was left with one leg and a hand missing, and blind in one eye, after playing with an item of unexploded ordnance. His playmate was killed instantly.

SUDAN: Protecting children in Kassala

Schoolchildren in Kassala, Sudan

These children used to struggle to get an education before MAG cleared 120 landmines from minefields surrounding a primary school in Demen, Kassala state.

Partnership and development in Cambodia

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Burundi's lethal leftover weapons

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