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LAO PDR: Removing the element of chance

Posted: 22nd October 2008

The area around Mr Yong's house is littered with items of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Several times he hit UXO with his spade whilst farming, but his luck held on each occasion.

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MAG welcomes verdict in Khmer Rouge murder trial

Posted: 14th October 2008

MAG welcomes the guilty verdict in the trial of those responsible for the abduction and murder of Christopher Howes and Houn Hourth in 1996.

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BURUNDI: Bomb cleared in Bujumbura

Posted: 8th October 2008

On 2nd October MAG responded to a request for assistance from the police station in Rohero district, Bujumbura, because an aircraft bomb had been found nearby.

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MAG welcomes Khmer Rouge trial

Posted: 3rd October 2008

MAG welcomes the trial of five former Khmer Rouge soldiers accused of killing two former MAG employees.

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Bomb Harvest festival screenings

Posted: 30th September 2008

Bomb Harvest, the critically acclaimed documentary which features the work of MAG Lao and partners UXO Lao, is to be screened at a series of international film festivals during October and November.

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MAG in the media: Vientiane Times

Posted: 29th September 2008

MAG is front-page news today in Lao's English language newspaper, the Vientiane Times, following the signing of three memorandums of understanding with the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector.

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IRAQ: MAG helps 5,500 in Halabja

Posted: 26th September 2008

MAG has destroyed 58 items - including mortars, shells and hand grenades - in the heavily-contaminated village of Byara.

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SOMALIA: Clearance in Puntland - Picture Special

Posted: 25th September 2008

MAG has cleared a pile of mortars, rockets and projectiles in Bosasso, a town on the Northern coast of Somalia.

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SUDAN: Responding to an accidental explosion

Posted: 25th September 2008

Nearly 4,000 different items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) were removed and destroyed by MAG following the accidental explosion of an SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) store in Kegulu, Yei County.

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ANGOLA: Mapping the hidden enemy

Posted: 18th September 2008

The mapping of dangerous areas is central to MAG's work. Locating priority clearance areas gardens, agricultural land, schools, access routes is key to the efficiency and safety of the clearance process.

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