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Successful launch of MAG’s Business Network Group

Posted: 5th March 2010

Last night saw the official launch event for MAG’s North-West Business Network Group.

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LAO PDR: MAG technicians await their new legs

Posted: 4th March 2010

The first group of amputees hired by MAG to clear unexploded ordnance in Lao PDR are having special metal-free prosthetic legs fitted.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Worldwide scourge of cluster bombs

Posted: 1st March 2010

Photographs from Bosnia, Cambodia, DR Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Sudan and Vietnam, showing the problems caused by cluster bombs and the solutions provided by MAG.

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SUDAN: Removing the threat of 'silent soldiers' in Central Equatoria

Posted: 1st March 2010

Landmines had been lying in wait for between 13 and 20 years in the fields of Peremasuk, threatening the limbs and lives of residents until MAG cleared the minefield.

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VIETNAM: MAG ends teachers’ unexploded ordnance worries

Posted: 24th February 2010

The teachers at Hai Thai Primary School No.2 in Quang Tri province used to worry about their students. Not that they might fail their exams, but that they might be injured or killed whilst playing in the playground.

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LAO PDR: Make spoons, not war

Posted: 24th February 2010

Metalworkers in Ban Naphia, Xieng Khouang province produce about 150,000 spoons a year – made almost entirely from war scrap. Ensuring the safety of the aluminium supply chain is a challenge, as collecting scrap metal collection is a major cause of unexploded ordnance accidents.

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MAG welcomes ratification of Cluster Bomb Ban Treaty

Posted: 17th February 2010

MAG has welcomed the announcement in New York that the international treaty banning the use of cluster munitions has been ratified.

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BURUNDI: Arts festival celebrates disarmament

Posted: 8th February 2010

MAG, Handicap International and the Burundian Civilian Disarmament and Small Arms Commission have teamed up to put on a month-long festival celebrating disarmament efforts in Burundi.

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SRI LANKA: Returning home

Posted: 1st February 2010

Since September 2007, Mr Sinthathurai had been moving between displacement camps throughout the north of Sri Lanka to escape the fighting, finally ending up at the huge camp in Vavuniya.

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SRI LANKA: Rebuilding futures in Adampan

Posted: 1st February 2010

After almost three years living in camps, 123 families have been able to return to their homes in Sri Lanka’s Rice Bowl region and given a real opportunity to begin rebuilding their lives after years of war, thanks to MAG.

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