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SUDAN: Supporting the safe resettlement of returnees

Posted: 23rd December 2010

MAG is working to protect returnees coming back to southern Sudan ahead of January’s referendum. MAG Community Liaison Manager Marysia Zapasnik reports from the grounds of the Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission.

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LEBANON: Battle Area Clearance helps development and recovery

Posted: 15th December 2010

MAG Lebanon’s Battle Area Clearance teams work in testing terrains - either rocky, mountainous and often heavily vegetated, or built-up areas which present their own challenges.

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SRI LANKA: Supporting the safe return and resettlement of IDPs

Posted: 14th December 2010

MAG has trained 154 staff from Sri Lankan non-governmental organisations in Mine Risk Education, to reduce the risk of death and injuries from landmine and unexploded ordnance for people who had fled fighting in the country.

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UK Government to increase mine and UXO clearance in Cambodia and Laos

Posted: 9th December 2010

The UK Government has appointed MAG to remove and destroy thousands of mines and unexploded ordnance, as well as run an education programme to teach communities to identify and report mines to local authorities.

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SOMALIA: Partnership in Humanitarian Mine Action

Posted: 7th December 2010

Danish Demining Group, Handicap International and MAG have collaborated on Mine Risk Education materials to keep the people of Somaliland and Puntland, and especially children, safer as they go about their daily lives.

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GAZA: MAG proud of achievements in reducing risks posed by UXO

Posted: 2nd December 2010

After nearly two years working in Gaza to minimise the risks posed to civilians by unexploded ordnance (UXO), MAG’s team of experts have ended their operations in the Gaza Strip.

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LAO PDR: UXO accident survivor proud to be helping communities

Posted: 26th November 2010

Thongdam Bounthe is one of three people with disabilities recruited by MAG earlier this year to work as unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance technicians.

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VIDEO: MAG reaction to Cambodia landmine accident (BBC TV)

Posted: 19th November 2010

MAG Chief Executive speaks to BBC World News about the recent landmine accident in north-western Cambodia which killed 13 people.

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CAMBODIA: “Carnage” after anti-tank mine explodes, killing 13

Posted: 17th November 2010

The mass funeral took place today of 13 people killed when the vehicle they were in detonated an anti-tank mine in Cambodia’s Battambang province.

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SUDAN: UKaid funding continues to support landmine clearance

Posted: 10th November 2010

Vital funding from the UK government is supporting MAG’s ongoing projects in Sudan, dedicated to saving tens of thousands of lives by clearing landmines and other deadly explosive remnants of war.

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