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IRAQ: MAG helps Syrian refugees

Posted: 13th June 2012

MAG has cleared almost 30,000 square metres of land so that an additional 200 tents could be installed for Syrian refugees fleeing to northern Iraq to escape the uprising.

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CAMBODIA: 'Diamond Jubilee' demolition with UK Ambassador

Posted: 12th June 2012

British Ambassador to Cambodia Mark Gooding has visited MAG's programme in the country to see first-hand the impact British development aid is making for vital humanitarian mine action activities.

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SOUTH SUDAN: 55,000 items of UXO and small arms ammunition cleared

Posted: 8th June 2012

MAG has completed the clearance of 5,627 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and more than 50,000 small arms ammunition (SAA) items that were posing a significant danger to a community in Eastern Equatoria.

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REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Helping communities and aid agencies after Brazzaville explosion

Posted: 1st June 2012

Almost three months after the tragic explosion at a munitions depot in the Republic of Congo's capital, Brazzaville, MAG is continuing to work with the Congolese Armed Forces and United Nations Mine Action Service to help communities rebuild their lives.

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LAO PDR: Targeted clearance aims to reduce poverty

Posted: 24th May 2012

A new project has been launched in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – the world’s most heavily bombed country per capita – aimed at ensuring those communities with the greatest need of unexploded ordnance clearance receive it first.

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BURUNDI: Massive dynamite explosion risk removed

Posted: 22nd May 2012

MAG has safely removed two tonnes of decaying dynamite in Bubanza province that was putting more than 1,000 lives at risk.

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LIBYA: 22 houses declared safe, amongst 34 EOD tasks last week

Posted: 14th May 2012

MAG’s clearance teams found and removed 25,492 Explosive Remnants of War in Libya last week.

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MP visits MAG to discover more about mine action

Posted: 10th May 2012

The Chair of a new parliamentary group on landmines was in Manchester last week to discover more about humanitarian mine action and research into better methods of mine detection.

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LIBYA: A safe future for schoolchildren in Sirte – rocket, mortars and RPGs destroyed

Posted: 4th May 2012

Where can children still recovering from the effects of war play safely in a city that is littered with remnants of conflict, such as mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms ammunition?

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MAG calls for preventative action as Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites continue to rise

Posted: 26th April 2012

There have been more than 50 unplanned explosions in 34 countries since 2009, and five in the last four months alone.

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