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LAO PDR: UK support helps thousands in fear and poverty

Posted: 30th July 2013

Three years since a ban came into force, findings illustrate the impact of cluster munitions and the work to clear them in one of the world’s worst affected countries.

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LAO PDR: Farming in safety

Posted: 29th July 2013

Poverty and food insecurity means that four-fifths of those living in parts of Laos contaminated by explosive weapons are still using land they know or suspect to be dangerous.

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IRAQ: Over a thousand hazardous items removed from village in Kirkuk

Posted: 19th July 2013

MAG teams came to Chimany Ferqa village in Kirkuk after an anti-tank mine was found by a local farmer. They found 78 anti-tank landmines, 307 anti-personnel landmines, 114 trip flares and 690 small arms ammunition.

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Angelo’s story: of survival and finding meaning in life. As told to Sean.

Posted: 20th June 2013

Angelo Lawrence has worked with MAG for the last five years in South Sudan. But life was not always so good. At the age of nine, Angelo was taken from his family and trained to be a child soldier. Read his story here.

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Beneath The Visor: Female bomb searchers in Lebanon

Posted: 14th June 2013

The civil war (1975-1990) and the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel (2006) have left Lebanon with a deadly legacy: landmines and unexploded bombs, in particular cluster munitions. This reportage documents the women clearing the danger.

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Infographic: Securing ammunition in Libya

Posted: 13th June 2013

The 2011 Libyan revolution has led to the increased availability of weapons and ammunition.

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LIBYA: Securing ammunition to keep communities safe

Posted: 13th June 2013

MAG is leading a project to start safely storing weapons and ammunition away from communities and back under government control.

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MAG's BBC Radio 4 appeal

Posted: 6th June 2013

MAG is thrilled to announce that Giles Duley, photojournalist, triple amputee and MAG supporter will be the presenter of our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal!

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Lebanon 2013 photo gallery

Posted: 4th June 2013

“I found more than 50 cluster bombs around my house, and MAG came and cleared them and then searched the land.” Abed Al Hussein Marooni, pictured above, is 80. He is one many people featured in our new Lebanon photo gallery by MAG's award-winning photographer Sean Sutton.

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Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

Posted: 30th May 2013

The Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature at the United Nations in New York from 3 June 2013 until its entry into force. This marks the beginning of an important journey down a long road, as it will probably take several years for states to sign.

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