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LEBANON: 'We want our country to become like Europe'

Posted: 22nd June 2009

When the fighting in 2006 between Hezbollah and Israeli forces was over, Mahmoud Sharaf Eldine and his family returned to Kfar Tebnite to find their home damaged and cluster submunitions everywhere...

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IRAQ: Watching football in safety

Posted: 19th June 2009

MAG has removed and safely destroyed 45 anti-personnel landmines and 845 other Remnants of Conflict in the village of Bndazian, where even a simple activity like going to the local football stadium could be fraught with danger.

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A look in the mirror

Posted: 17th June 2009

Two months after deciding to enter the 2011 Marathon des Sables – the 151-mile run across the Sahara – yesterday I visited a guy for some training advice...

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IRAQ: New MAG Iraq HQ opened by US Department of State official

Posted: 16th June 2009

A brand new building for MAG's flagship Iraq programme has been opened by the Team Leader of the US Regional Reconstruction Team in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

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IRAQ: New partnership saves lives in Kirkuk

Posted: 12th June 2009

MAG has trained a local non-governmental organisation in Kirkuk so it can deliver vital safety messages to people at risk from landmines and unexploded ordnance.

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SUDAN: Breaking down language barriers for refugees

Posted: 9th June 2009

A refugee who fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year is now helping to make sure MAG's vital safety messages are being understood by the thousands of displaced people at Lasu Payam camp.

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ANGOLA: Business community to the fore for MAG

Posted: 8th June 2009

MAG is intending to use the funds raised from this year’s golf day for essential maintenance and repair of machinery used in ground preparation in its work in Moxico, the most landmine-affected province in Angola.

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GAZA: Unexploded bombs threaten reconstruction

Posted: 8th June 2009

Hundreds of unexploded bombs are believed to be buried in the ruins of buildings destroyed during the recent war.

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LEBANON: Recovering livelihoods in Zawtar East

Posted: 5th June 2009

MAG's clearance of dangerous cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance enables communities who have suffered from remnants of conflict to continue rebuilding their lives.

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One thong and a bag of lemons

Posted: 4th June 2009

"I pulled my life jacket tighter, covered my head with my hands and ducked in anticipation of the overhanging bamboo that was coming up all too fast. Bringing my head down I noticed that the low, narrow fishing boat was taking on water..."

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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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