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PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrating five years of MAG in Sudan

Posted: 26th January 2010

This collection of images document MAG’s work in Southern Sudan over the last five years, making land safe for communities to live and work in.

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IRAQ: Thousands of Iraqis taught gun safety and awareness

Posted: 25th January 2010

A UNICEF-funded project has seen MAG train teachers and youth workers on the dangers of Small Arms and Light Weapons, aimed at preventing needless child deaths.

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LAO PDR: New project takes bombs and leaves skills

Posted: 21st January 2010

MAG and World Vision have begun an innovative new project to clear unexploded ordnance and improve livelihoods in 24 villages in Khammouane Province.

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RWANDA: 30,000 small arms destroyed

Posted: 18th January 2010

Rwanda Defence Force personnel are making a tangible contribution to peace and security within Rwanda and the wider Great Lakes Region thanks to training from MAG.

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ANGOLA: 'Our choice was to take the risk or to starve' say landmine survivors

Posted: 13th January 2010

Like many poor families in Moxico Province, Alfredo, his wife and nine children have two options when attempting to earn a livelihood on land they knew was contaminated by landmines...

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CAMBODIA: Belgian Government provides crucial funding for MAG

Posted: 11th January 2010

MAG has been awarded €550,360 – a crucial grant which will be used to fund landmine clearance in two of the worst affected provinces, Battambang and Krong Pailin, for the next two years.

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VIETNAM: Proceeds from MAG music festival destroys 300 bombs

Posted: 6th January 2010

Money raised by the MAG Music Festival, held in Hanoi in April, has been used to clear 300 items of deadly unexploded ordnance from Quang Binh Province.

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Saving lives and building futures in 2009: a review of the year

Posted: 21st December 2009

The past year was significant not only for MAG’s 20th anniversary, but also for what the organisation achieved.

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R.O. CONGO: 750,000 dangerous items demolished in two years

Posted: 11th December 2009

December 12th is the second anniversary of MAG's operations in the Republic of Congo, with more than three quarters of a million Small Arms and Light Weapons destroyed since 2007.

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The road to demolition

Posted: 9th December 2009

"The sun was fully up and temperatures reached 43 degrees. MAG’s international staff, never very image-conscious at the best of times, looked especially fetching after throwing off their protective body armour and helmets, with t-shirts soaked in sweat and streaked white sun block..." Alistair Moir, MAG's Project Manager in Puntland, travels with the MAG-trained Puntland Police's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

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MAG (Mines Advisory Group) saves and improves lives by reducing the devastating effects armed violence and remnants of conflict have on people around the world.
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