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VIETNAM: Partnership with government strengthened

Posted: 30th July 2008

The long-standing partnership between the Government of Vietnam and MAG has been strengthened by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding lasting a further three years to 2011.

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VIETNAM: American Ambassador visits Quang Tri operations

Posted: 24th July 2008

American Ambassador Michael W. Michalak joined MAG Chief Executive Officer Lou McGrath OBE yesterday on a visit to one of MAG’s Vietnam project sites.

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SOMALIA: Puntland authorities destroy anti-personnel mines

Posted: 24th July 2008

On 24 July 2008, the Puntland Mine Action Centre (PMAC), with technical support from Mines Advisory Group (MAG), destroyed 48 stockpiled anti-personnel (AP) mines near Garowe, in accordance with the Geneva Call Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines and for Cooperation in Mine Action.

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SUDAN: Historic clearance of Kapoeta minefield completed

Posted: 23rd July 2008

MAG has completed clearance of the deadly barrier minefield, which for many years has surrounded the town of Kapoeta in Eastern Equatoria and threatened the lives of its residents.

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Ladies first, says Chief Executive

Posted: 17th July 2008

Employing more women as part of the UXO clearance process would benefit communities, according to Lou McGrath, MAG’s Executive Director.

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CAMBODIA: Stories from a village

Posted: 16th July 2008

When MAG Cambodia’s all-female MAT 3 (Mine Action Team) cleared suspect land in Prey Kantuot village, Pursat, 2,417 people from 455 families benefited. MAG Community Liaison worker Khan Tavrak talked to some of the villagers – about their lives before and after clearance, and their hopes for the future.

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7/7 survivor supports MAG

Posted: 11th July 2008

On July 7 2005, Lisa French found herself on the number 30 bus when it exploded in Tavistock Square, London, UK. Now she's taking part in MAG's Cambodia Challenge, along with her husband Russ.

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MAG present at GlobalMedic training day

Posted: 10th July 2008

Representatives from MAG were in attendance at GlobalMedic's annual training session in Toronto, to see first-hand the foundation’s work to strengthen the delivery of emergency medical services in developing countries.

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SUDAN: More land returned in Kapoeta

Posted: 8th July 2008

The latest phase in the clearance of the barrier minefield surrounding the town of Kapoeta in Eastern Equatoria has seen MAG hand a further 85,523 square metres of land over to local authorities.

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LAO PDR: US Air Force bomb data

Posted: 8th July 2008

View the Google Earth file for Lao PDR, produced from an updated copy of the US Air Force Bombing Database for SE Asia provided by the US Embassy in Vientiane in April 2006 to the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD).

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