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VIETNAM: Work resumes quickly after the typhoon

Posted: 21st October 2009

Despite the heavy impact of typhoon Ketsana on operations and staff in Quang Binh and Quang Tri, MAG contributed to the relief effort and resumed clearance operations just a few days afterwards.

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SUDAN: What do you do when your neighbour is a landmine?

Posted: 16th October 2009

In Eastern Equatoria, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) lie hidden in the ground, caves, former battle areas, piled in school classrooms and spread throughout the bush. Their effects include limiting movement, blocking the use of the land and increasing anxiety amongst members of the community.

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SUDAN: MAG destroys two 500kg aircraft bombs

Posted: 13th October 2009

The two bombs found by Paul Brown of MAG Sudan’s Small Arms and Light Weapons team midway along the Yei-Juba road in Lainya County, Central Equatoria, were far from ordinary.

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ANGOLA: Village chief highlights the continuing need for MAG

Posted: 13th October 2009

"If the village keeps developing and growing, we can request that the government bring the services we need – a school, a health centre, water, electricity. But first, we need MAG to clear all the landmines so that we can have more land" - Belita Cahilo, chief of Luanga village.

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There are stats, more stats… and the deadly truth

Posted: 7th October 2009

When you’re in the field, you quickly discover that statistics are king.

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BURUNDI: International Peace Day

Posted: 2nd October 2009

MAG Burundi participated in the official ceremony for the International Peace Day on the theme of Disarmament, celebrated by Burundi on September 25.

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SOMALIA: President of Puntland gives thanks to MAG

Posted: 1st October 2009

The President of Puntland, His Excellency Dr. Abder Rahman Mahamed, has thanked MAG for its continuing support to the Puntland Police’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and the people of Puntland.

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A plane wreck and protecting an endangered species...

Posted: 30th September 2009

Deadly snakes, dignitaries, a plane wreck and protecting an endangered species: all in a day’s work for MAG’s Emergency Response Team in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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LAO PDR: No leg is no obstacle to unexploded ordnance clearance

Posted: 30th September 2009

The prospect of more unexploded ordnance accident survivors being involved in UXO clearance has moved closer, thanks to a new initiative.

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MUSIC BEATS MINES: Make some noise for peace!, with Guy Garvey

Posted: 29th September 2009

Elbow singer Guy Garvey leads the fight for Music Beats Mines - a festival of music, poetry and the arts. Have fun and raise vital funds to help conflict-affected communities around the world.

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