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VIETNAM: A shortage of everything – except big bombs

Posted: 9th September 2009

The discovery of three bombs in one of the poorest provinces of Vietnam is a reminder of the link between levels of unexploded ordnance contamination and poverty.

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AUDIO: Laotian bomb hunters

Posted: 3rd September 2009

"When you have no money and no opportunity to make any, you’ll do just about anything to survive. That can include risking your life for a few dollars a day...." PRI's The World reports Boualapha Province on a deadly business.

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LAO PDR: More bang for your buck

Posted: 2nd September 2009

MAG Lao PDR has increased productivity by almost 90 per cent over the last year, following an overhaul of clearance methodology used in the field.

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IRAQ: Clearing the road to recovery

Posted: 1st September 2009

When labourers found a buried stockpile of mortars, construction work on a key new highway linking Erbil and Sulimaniyah had to stop.

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D.R. CONGO: MAG DRC celebrates World Humanitarian Day

Posted: 21st August 2009

August 19th was the first ever World Humanitarian Day, marking the killing of 22 United Nations staff one year ago and paying homage to the work of humanitarian personnel worldwide and the risks that many of them face daily.

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A visit to Burundi [part 2]

Posted: 20th August 2009

We arrived at the police station early and after greeting the police Chief we get to work. Currently in Burundi there is a civilian disarmament campaign. Many of the weapons are handmade from local materials, but I was told they could certainly be used to kill and injure...

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A visit to Burundi

Posted: 20th August 2009

Driving into Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, I was struck by posters flanking the roads, giant adverts from the Civilian Disarmament Campaign informing people about the dangers of guns and other light weapons. I knew that the prevalence of arms was significant, but was surprised to see how visible and tangible the issue was in day-to-day life in the country...

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A day in the life of two interns

Posted: 20th August 2009

Safely positioned a few steps back, we watch as Jeff inspects the dangerous items and prepares the explosives needed...

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Watching a MineCat in action

Posted: 20th August 2009

No matter what experiences this last week has in store, one thing is certain: a both mentally and physical exhausted Hanna will be sitting on the plane, carrying bags filled with memories, meetings with new people, lessons and invaluable knowledge.

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VIDEO: Clearance in South Lebanon

Posted: 13th August 2009

UK Foreign Office minister Ivan Lewis meets some of the staff from MAG in South Lebanon, which is littered with unexploded munitions from the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah.

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