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MAG's Executive Director receives his OBE

Posted: 16th May 2008

MAG is delighted to announce that its executive director Lou McGrath has received the award of Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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DR CONGO: Diving for bombs

Posted: 13th May 2008

In a first for MAG, a team in DR Congo has just completed the clearance of the harbour in Mbandaka, Equateur Province.

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LAO PDR: International press visit clearance project

Posted: 2nd May 2008

A delegation of international journalists has visited the Phonesavanh Scrap Metal Foundry in Xieng Khouang province, where a MAG project to remove and destroy large amounts of unexploded ordnance has been underway since February.

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SUDAN: Returning the land

Posted: 25th April 2008

"I am a man of dreams, and I now have an opportunity to do my best to see some of them come true." So said James Lokuda, local school principal attending the handover ceremony of land cleared by MAG surrounding Kapoeta in South Sudan.

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LAO PDR: 'Fruit-free' schools boost attendance

Posted: 27th March 2008

MAG Lao is clearing school grounds for the ‚??Partnership for safe educational opportunities‚?? project, implemented in conjunction with the Humpty Dumpty Institute and International Relief & Development.

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BURUNDI: MAG supports Army in stockpile demolition

Posted: 19th March 2008

MAG has assisted the Burundian Army in demolishing 664 anti-personnel mines.

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DRC: 7,000-plus SALW items destroyed in February

Posted: 17th March 2008

A total of 3,400 weapons were destroyed by small arms and light weapons teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo during February.

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ANGOLA: Schoolchildren aim to raise Treaty profile

Posted: 10th March 2008

Three classmates from Luanda International School are aiming to encourage children in other countries to pressurise their own governments into signing the Ottawa Treaty.

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LEBANON: In their own words

Posted: 4th March 2008

The work of a MAG Mine Action Team is physically and mentally challenging, requiring workers to cut through thick grass or cactus and search through rocks and rubble in the summer sun and the winter chill. Find out why do they do it...

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LEBANON: Building a future in Qoseybeh

Posted: 28th February 2008

Rami Ossayran and his mother, Ilham, were woken by the loud sounds and shocks of bombing one night in July 2006 and were forced to flee their hometown of Qoseybeh. When the 34-day war ended, they returned to find that their house and their livelihood had been destroyed...

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