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About MAG

About MAG (Mines Advisory Group)

MAG is neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation. Our vision is a safe and secure future for communities affected by armed violence and conflict. See our mission, values and case studies here. >>>

    Humanitarian Mine Action

Humanitarian Mine Action

We work with conflict-affected communities to identify their needs, removing landmines and unexploded ordnance, and helping those people in contaminated areas to live more safely. >>>

Emergency response

Responding to emergencies

A rapid response emergencies is vital in order to reduce the lethal damage that landmines and unexploded ordnance can do – both to civilians and to other aid agencies needing safe access to people in need. >>>

    Developing capacity

Investing in local staff

By training and employing people from the countries in which we work, we maximise the longer-term impact by improving the skills and broadening the experience of countries' workforces. >>>

Weapons disposal and security

Armed Violence Reduction

Armed violence is both a cause and a consequence of poverty and underdevelopment. It is no coincidence that many of the world’s poorest countries are affected by current or recent conflicts. >>>

    Development impact and the MDGs

Millennium Development

By increasing safe access to water, education, trade and health services, our work actively contributes to the chances of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. >>>

Expert solutions

Expert solutions

As a provider of landmine and unexploded ordnance clearance and operational support services, we offer quality performance, technical excellence and maximum outputs for clients. >>>

    Risk Education in Angola

Track record

We have worked in more than 40 countries since forming in 1989, assisting those people whose lives are affected by conflict. MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. >>>

Stuart Hughes


"I’ve seen MAG’s work in the field first-hand and to my mind there is no other mine action agency that approaches mine clearance in the way MAG does." – Stuart Hughes, BBC World Affairs Producer. >>>

    Track record

Case studies

Hear from the men, women and children who benefit from your donations. Ninety per cent of our income is used to directly fund field operations around the world. Thank you to all our donors. >>>

Some killer facts

An amputee in Angola

72 states and seven other areas are confirmed or suspected to be mine-affected.
Landmine Monitor 2011

• Deadly cluster bombs contaminate at least 24 states and three other areas.
Cluster Munition Monitor 2012

740,000+ people die each year as a result of armed violence.
Global Burden of Armed Violence report, Geneva Declaration

About MAG

MAG (Mines Advisory Group) saves and improves lives by reducing the devastating effects armed violence and remnants of conflict have on people around the world.
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Co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize  |  Registered as a charitable company in the UK  |  Company no: 4016409  Charity no: 1083008  |  ISO 9001:2008 accredited  |  International Mine Action Standards compliant  |  Signatory of the ICRC Code of Conduct  |  Member of the Fundraising Standards Board scheme  |  Registered office: Suite 3A, South Central, 11 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR, United Kingdom