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IRAQ: Belgian Foreign Minister visits MAG’s programme

Posted: 29th May 2009

The first ministerial delegation of Belgian officials to visit Iraq since 1991 went to MAG’s programme on Thursday.

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LAO PDR: Helping to end the ‘hungry season’

Posted: 29th May 2009

Clearing land in Thapha village of dangerous unexploded ordnance enabled an irrigation system to be installed that allows two rice harvests a year instead of one.

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LEBANON: Building futures

Posted: 28th May 2009

The town of Aadchit was among the most intensely bombed areas during the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel. "If MAG didn’t clear this land, we would have to do it ourselves," says factory owner Kamel Fahas.

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CHAD: Giving safe access to water in the Sahara

Posted: 22nd May 2009

Prior to MAG's arrival, Kouba Olanga and its surroundings were littered with the explosive residue of war, ranging in size from large artillery rockets to finger-sized fuses, just big enough to blow off a human hand.

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Explosives and plumbing in the middle of nowhere

Posted: 22nd May 2009

It's one thing to find the remains of donkeys and goats, but seeing the bones of countless dead camels is a certain sign that life does not get much harder than here in the Chadian portion of the Sahara Desert.

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D.R. CONGO: 'We need you so we can be free'

Posted: 20th May 2009

The city of Kenge, 280 kilometres east of Kinshasa, was the scene of a massacre on 5 May 1997 - and the danger to the population continued long after this day.

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Mission Kenge

Posted: 19th May 2009

A photo blog by Gwenn Dubourthoumieu on the city of Kenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo - scene of a massacre on 5 May 1997 and still suffering from the effects of conflict 12 years later.

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‘After this, I quit!’

Posted: 19th May 2009

"After this, I quit!" says my colleague Lin, and he is only half joking. He takes the Buddha image that hangs around his neck and raises it to the sky in silent prayer. Then he floors the accelerator.

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CAMBODIA: Mine accident survivor becomes deminer

Posted: 18th May 2009

Chea Sia survived stepping on a landmine but, with life in Cambodia difficult for disabled people who have little education, he and his wife struggled to make a living until a friend told hm about MAG.

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SRI LANKA: MAG steps up its clearance efforts

Posted: 15th May 2009

Due to the ongoing hostilities in Sri Lanka MAG has stepped up its clearance efforts in the north of the country to support the return of internally displaced people.

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