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VIETNAM: 'Fantastic' music festival raises US$20,000

Posted: 14th May 2009

Ten bands and 11 DJs wowed the Hanoi crowd, raising funds which will be used to directly support MAG's work in Vietnam.

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Mad dogs and Englishmen

Posted: 13th May 2009

My name is Phil, I’m 42 next week and I’ve recently signed up to run 151 miles to raise money for MAG. Over seven days. In Morocco. Across the Sahara Desert.

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SUDAN: Field staff dig the garden with a difference

Posted: 12th May 2009

A new ‘Unexploded Ordnance/Mine Recognition Garden’ at MAG’s compound in Yei is promoting the safety of staff from other non-governmental organisations working in South Sudan.

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LEBANON: Assisting farming in Aadchit

Posted: 11th May 2009

MAG is clearing a region left littered with unexploded cluster submunitions after the 2006 war. Fifty-five year old farmer Fahes is one of the beneficiaries: "I feel comfortable and can [now] enter these fields without fear", she says.

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LEBANON: 'Every metre of safe land is income I can regain'

Posted: 11th May 2009

A total of 265 cluster submunitions and 126 items of unexploded ordnance have so far been found on farmer Adnan Fakih's land.

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MAG hosts ministerial delegation from Lao PDR

Posted: 8th May 2009

Lao PDR’s deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Director General of the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited MAG's Manchester headquarters today, representing the world's most heavily bombed country.

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Reducing the threat from weapons worldwide

Posted: 6th May 2009

Through its Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) projects, MAG reduces the proliferation of illicit and surplus conventional weapons, which form a major obstacle to peace, stability and development in conflict-affected countries.

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SOMALIA: Munitions stockpile clearance in Puntland

Posted: 1st May 2009

See the work of the joint MAG / Puntland Police team as they clear and destroy stockpiles of munitions found in Galkayo and Bosasso.

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SUDAN: From battle area into clinic

Posted: 29th April 2009

MAG has cleared a former battle area surrounding a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Tuberculosis Clinic in South Sudan, enabling MSF to construct extra buildings to improve health facilities in the area.

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BURUNDI: Thousands of hand grenades destroyed in March

Posted: 28th April 2009

MAG, together with the Police Nationale Burundaise, destroyed 3,825 hand-grenades during March – a further contribution to reducing the number of grenade attacks which harm the Burundians on a daily basis.

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