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LIBYA: New awareness-raising song warns children of explosive weapons risk

Posted: 20th May 2013

MAG is making schoolchildren in Libya aware of the dangers of explosive weapons, with the help of a new life-saving song written by two of the country’s leading creative talents.

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MAG welcomes Iraq's ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Posted: 17th May 2013

MAG has welcomed the news that Iraq has become the 83rd country to ratify a treaty banning cluster munitions.

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VIETNAM: The people forced into a deadly business

Posted: 2nd May 2013

The farming land allocated to people in Tan Duc 1 village is very limited, so people often turn to scrap metal collection to earn additional money. It is a trade full of risks.

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Landmine/UXO clearance and education in South Sudan

Posted: 23rd April 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: From 2008 to 2012, MAG made more than 560 million square metres of land safe and useable in South Sudan.

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IRAQ: Development project brings a 'dead place' to life

Posted: 19th April 2013

The ‘New Zakho’ project will see 1,200 new houses and apartments built, along with a school, medical centre, fire station and shopping centre. None of this development could take place had MAG not first made the area safe.

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ANGOLA: A village free of landmines

Posted: 11th April 2013

Though Angola’s civil war ended in 2002, the legacy of this quarter-century long conflict means that, for much of the population, daily tasks like fetching water or walking to school can end in tragedy.

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VIETNAM: Clearing landmines, bringing smiles

Posted: 4th April 2013

Hoang Thi Hai Ly has been working as a deminer for the last 12 of her 43 years, and knows as well as anyone the damage that landmines cause.

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VIDEO: 'Surviving the Peace: Angola'

Posted: 3rd April 2013

"Surviving the Peace: Angola" follows the interconnected stories of an eight-year-old landmine survivor, Minga, and a former soldier turned MAG deminer, Eron, in the war-torn African country.

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Arms Trade Treaty is a huge step in the right direction

Posted: 3rd April 2013

The ATT is a significant addition to the set of international frameworks that aim to prevent and reduce suffering caused by illicit weapons and munitions.

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PHOTO GALLERY: South Sudan 2013

Posted: 5th March 2013

MAG is removing the threat of injury and death in South Sudan, and helping to alleviate economic devastation. See more in our South Sudan 2013 photo gallery.

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