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A job less ordinary - clearing explosives from Gaza

Posted: 10th February 2009

"I don't consider the personal threat or danger, I just see it as a new technical challenge. Mark Buswell, MAG’s Technical Director, has been inside Gaza for two weeks.

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Emergency response in Gaza: update (2)

Posted: 9th February 2009

MAG's emergency response project last week included, at the request of UNICEF and UNDP, the assessment of nine schools for presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and four mine- and UXO-awareness briefings held at schools.

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SOMALIA: Reducing fear in Garowe

Posted: 6th February 2009

Fatima Farah has lived in fear for the last 5 years, knowing that there has been a dangerous hand grenade inside the metal shipping container lying outside her house where her family keeps its supplies in Garowe, the capital town of the Puntland State of Somalia.

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SRI LANKA: High Commissioner visits clearance site

Posted: 5th February 2009

The British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Dr Peter Hayes, has visited an area MAG is clearing in Pankuneveli, Batticaloa District.

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Emergency response in Gaza: update

Posted: 30th January 2009

MAG’s emergency response project for Gaza is contributing to the post-conflict reconstruction efforts by ensuring as safe an environment as possible for the local population and development agencies.

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Audio: Saving lives in Gaza

Posted: 30th January 2009

An interview with MAG's International Director for Technical Development and Evaluation Steve Priestley, about MAG's intervention in Gaza.

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MAG responds to Gaza crisis

Posted: 26th January 2009

MAG is working in Gaza to bring the threat of unexploded ordnance (UXO) accidents to a minimum, and will continue to work with both local and international agencies to ensure they remain fully appraised of the risks and how to avoid accidents.

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Video: 'Legacy of War', Al Jazeera TV

Posted: 21st January 2009

MAG's work in Lao PDR is featured daily on the Al Jazeera English television channel this week. Watch it online here.

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VIETNAM: MAG honoured for its fight against poverty

Posted: 20th January 2009

MAG has been recognised by the Vietnamese government as one of the most proactive international non-governmental organisations in making practical contributions to poverty alleviation.

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Audio: MAG Cambodia talks to Radio Australia

Posted: 14th January 2009

Listen to an interview with MAG Cambodia Country Programme Manager Rupert Leighton from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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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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