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BURUNDI: From swords to ploughshares

Posted: 20th April 2011

MAG is working to develop a small eco-foundry to recycle the Burundian scrap metal currently exported to neighbouring countries and employ more than 30 former combatants.

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LAO PDR: MAG and EU partnership builds futures in Khammouane

Posted: 15th April 2011

The European Union has recently funded an innovative 24-month MAG project, in Khammouane Province to train four Government staff in Community Liaison techniques and methodologies.

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LIBYA CRISIS: MAG is now operational

Posted: 14th April 2011

MAG is now operational in Libya carrying out emergency Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tasks and responding to a request by the authorities to secure Ammunition Storage Points, and destroy surplus and damaged weapons and ammunition.

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SOMALIA: The big day

Posted: 12th April 2011

MAG’s Community Liaison teams took the opportunity to visit schools in Garowe in the week leading up to International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

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D.R. CONGO: Mine Awareness Day marked in Mbandaka

Posted: 11th April 2011

MAG celebrated International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Mbandaka with an awareness-raising march and "open door" event.

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MAG responds to emergency in Libya

Posted: 7th April 2011

As the conflict in Libya continues, the risk to civilians from unexploded ordnance and a proliferation of weapons and ammunition looted from unsecure stores is increasingly clear.

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SUDAN: Celebrating Mine Awareness Day in Kapoeta

Posted: 5th April 2011

“We learnt from the song that mines don’t care if we are fat or thin and they don’t care if we are big or small. Mines can kill every one of us – teachers, children, old people and even rich people,” explained Martha from Kapoeta Mixed Primary School's class P5...

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SRI LANKA: High-impact landmine clearance

Posted: 1st April 2011

Sinnapandivirichchan was abandoned during the civil war. Now, development of the village is well underway. A new school is being built, shops are opening up and MAG teams are clearing more land for agriculture.

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IRAQ: Conventional Weapons destroyed to support international trade

Posted: 17th March 2011

MAG has destroyed more than 430 deadly weapons that were threatening the lives of truck drivers and blocking development in one of the biggest and most important trading points between Iraq and Turkey.

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TANZANIA: MAG responds to fallout from explosions in Dar es Salaam

Posted: 9th March 2011

MAG sent experts in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and risk education messages to Dar es Salaam the day after a large military depot exploded, killing 24 people, injuring more than 300 and littering the surrounding residential area with dangerous items.

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