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IRAQ: Saving lives of returnees in Dohuk

Posted: 28th May 2010

Unexploded cluster munitions continue to pose a lethal threat to countless communities across Iraq. MAG’s recent work in Surka village cleared bomblets that were posing the threat of death or injury long after they were dropped.

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Surviving the Peace exhibition

Posted: 27th May 2010

MAG’s Surviving the Peace photography exhibition is now open in Manchester.

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SRI LANKA: The journey home

Posted: 19th May 2010

PHOTO REPORT: Seven-year-old Ahalya, together with her and many other families, fled Sinnapandivirichchan village in April 2007. This month, after MAG had removed 1,260 landmines and 12 items of unexploded ordnance from the area, they were able to return home.

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SRI LANKA: Families return home after bomb-making factory is cleared

Posted: 18th May 2010

Tharmalingam had little knowledge of the deadly bomb-making factory 700 metres from the family home in the heart of his village.

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SRI LANKA: Palliakuli village, a year on

Posted: 17th May 2010

Twelve months after the end of the civil war, 74-year-old Rasaiya Ragasingham and his family are rebuilding their lives on land cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance by MAG.

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IRAQ: Supporting agricultural development, reducing poverty

Posted: 12th May 2010

From January to April, MAG cleared 278,142 square metres of contaminated farmland in Kula village, safely removing and destroying several hazardous items of BLU-97 cluster submunitions.

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SUDAN: Helping families to spend money on food, not hospital bills

Posted: 11th May 2010

In Sudan, where toys are scarce in many communities, children will play with anything they can find: a rock... a stick... a landmine.

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VIETNAM: Q&A with a female UXO clearance technician

Posted: 11th May 2010

Employing women raises their status amongst the communities they come from, and encourages other employers to do the same. Of the current 110 national staff in the Vietnam programme, more than 25 per cent are female.

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LEBANON: 'These days I feel hopeful'

Posted: 26th April 2010

"Inside what had once been our home there were now hundreds of lethal unexploded cluster munitions. We could not reach our trees because these small, deadly bombs were all over our land..."

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Watch MAG in Lao PDR on BBC iPlayer

Posted: 23rd April 2010

MAG's work in Lao PDR was featured on BBC2's Tropic of Cancer programme on Sunday 25 April. Watch it online in the UK now.

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