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Diary of a MAG HQ Desk Officer

Posted: 1st November 2011

My name’s Clare O’Reilly and I’m a Desk Officer at MAG’s HQ in Manchester, and as such act as the main point of coordination between a portfolio of programmes, our HQ and our donors.

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ANGOLA: Stimulating growth in the poorest rural areas

Posted: 28th October 2011

Music and dance filled the Luena air as MAG celebrated the first 12 months of a European Commission-funded project to provide safe land for reconstruction and agriculture in Moxico Province.

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SOMALIA: Playing ‘catch’ with a hand grenade

Posted: 13th October 2011

Having lost his leg trying to remove unexploded ordnance from a house in his community nine years ago, Mohammed didn’t want others to suffer in the same way.

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VIETNAM: 'Impact for Peace' photo exhibition

Posted: 11th October 2011

An exhibition featuring 40 black-and-white images by photographer Sean Sutton documenting the work of MAG in Vietnam is running in Hanoi until October 16.

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CAMBODIA: Agricultural workers under threat from cluster bomblets

Posted: 6th October 2011

Nineteen-year-old Sareoun lost an eye when her hoe struck a cluster bomblet. “Things are different now,” she says. “People my age treat me differently because of how I look. Finding a husband will be difficult. I am not rich, so men will not look at me – l don’t like looking in the mirror.”

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SRI LANKA: Community rebirth in war-torn Mullaitivu

Posted: 30th September 2011

A report from Suthanthipuram village, where MAG’s work has enabled more than 2,000 people who fled the civil war to return home.

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VIDEO: Reducing armed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted: 26th September 2011

Modern conflicts produce vast quantities of deadly weapons and ammunition that are often stockpiled in populated areas. Neglected and poorly managed, they are at risk of accidental explosion and theft. MAG is the only organisation in the DRC authorised to assess military and police stockpiles..

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LIBYA VIDEO: Working on the ground to secure the skies

Posted: 23rd September 2011

Last week, US television channel CBS News followed a MAG team in Al Khums, Libya as it searched for missiles and rockets left behind by Colonel Gaddafi's fleeing forces.

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International Day of Peace, 21 September

Posted: 21st September 2011

Today MAG teams have been helping safeguard communities in Libya, delivering life-saving education to primary schools in South Sudan, and protecting peace and safety through education programmes in Iraq.

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LIBYA: Reducing danger and increasing security

Posted: 6th September 2011

MAG’s operations in Libya are reducing the danger of death and injury, increasing security.

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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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