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SUDAN: Partnership and dedication

Posted: 27th April 2009

Demining is a painstaking, dangerous job, with considerable mental and physical demands. So why would Aketch Athieu do it without pay when the organisation that employed him ran out of money?

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LAO PDR: Download the latest edition of the MAGazine

Posted: 24th April 2009

The quarterly news round-up from MAG's operations in Lao PDR. 5,244 items of unexploded ordnance cleared and destroyed by MAG in the country during January-March 2009, directly benefitting 5,429 people.

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SUDAN: Preparing a safe way home

Posted: 21st April 2009

It is sunset at Nimule Way Station. Four hundred and eleven returnees have just arrived from Uganda. They are not only at risk from mine and UXO accidents on their arrival home, but also on the journey back.

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SUDAN: Advanced training helps MAG leave lasting legacy

Posted: 21st April 2009

One of MAG's key objectives in its interventions in all developing countries, especially Sudan, is to enhance national capacity.

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SRI LANKA: Supporting returnees in Mannar District

Posted: 20th April 2009

"God I hope my house is not destroyed, I hope my machines are still there, I hope my church is intact", were some of the prayers whispered by Mr Soosai Marathin while he was seated at the back of the vehicle as MAG's Community Liaison team approached his village in northern Sri Lanka.

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D.R. CONGO: A landmine survivor’s story

Posted: 15th April 2009

There was an explosion that knocked Benoit down. People nearby came running when they heard the explosion. Sanza had been killed on the spot. Benoit lay in his field bleeding. People put Benoit on a bicycle and transported him seven kilometres to the nearest hospital...

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LAO PDR: EC-funded UXO project will help local authorities

Posted: 14th April 2009

MAG and the European Commission are continuing their history of successful partnership in Khammouane province with a new project worth 500,000 Euros to clear unexploded ordnance from 20 villages.

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SUDAN: International Mine Awareness Day in South Sudan

Posted: 9th April 2009

MAG marked the third International Landmine Awareness Day in southern Sudan with a series of interactive Mine Risk Education (MRE) programmes across the region.

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D.R. CONGO: International Landmines Day

Posted: 8th April 2009

MAG DRC attended the annual celebration of the International Landmines Day [formally, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action] on 4 April at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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SOUTHEAST ASIA: MAG organises first nationals-only meeting

Posted: 7th April 2009

MAG is justly proud of the abilities of its national staff. Since MAG started work in Southeast Asia – in Cambodia in 1992 – the staff have become able to run the programmes with only very limited expatriate support.

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