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VIETNAM: Historic tunnel discovered during clearance operations

Posted: 12th August 2009

MAG staff have discovered a historic tunnel called Mu Giai 42 years after it was bombed.

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SRI LANKA: Increased funding helps communities

Posted: 7th August 2009

MAG’s operations in Sri Lanka have been given increased funding to more quickly release safe land for people to return home. Four months after the end of the civil war hundreds of thousands of people are still living in makeshift displacement camps in the north of the country, waiting to leave.

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SRI LANKA: Returning home in safety

Posted: 6th August 2009

When a MAG Community Liaison team first went to Marathanmadhu in April 2009, the village had been deserted for over 18 months. Sixty-year-old Mr Soosai Marathin, the owner of a rice mill, accompanied them to inform the team about what happened in the village during the conflict – it was the first time he had been back since September 2007.

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SUDAN: Clearance will benefit thousands

Posted: 4th August 2009

At a landmark ceremony MAG staff in Sudan released an area of land equivalent to 208 football pitches, land that will benefit thousands of people.

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D.R. CONGO: Weapons destruction - photo gallery

Posted: 31st July 2009

The large amount of weapons hidden or stored in unsafe conditions in Katanga province constitutes a risk to the fragile peaceful transition process. See how MAG is taking weapons out of circulation.

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LEBANON: A widow's remarkable tale

Posted: 28th July 2009

Two months pregnant with the couple’s ninth child, Em Saoud Mashmoushi watched her husband being shot dead and was herself hit in the back by a bullet. Miraculously, both she and the baby survived. Then came the challenge of living close to land contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance...

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Welcome to Lebanon!

Posted: 27th July 2009

The life of two interns at MAG Lebanon...

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ANGOLA: Improving infrastructure in Moxico Province

Posted: 21st July 2009

The removal of landmines and unexploded ordnance in Moxico Province is helping the construction of houses and roads, and giving safe access to water and agricultural land.

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It was not the bombs that took our blood…

Posted: 20th July 2009

In a small village located deep inside the huge Truong Son mountain range, it is not shocking to find 40 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) after only one week’s work. To put it another way, this is equivalent to one piece of UXO for every family in the village, or one piece of UXO for every 25 metres of the main village pathway!

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VIETNAM: First underwater bomb destroyed

Posted: 15th July 2009

MAG has demolished a 500-pound bomb that local fishermen found embedded in a coral reef at the seaside resort of Da Nhay in Quang Binh province, central Vietnam.

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