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MAG's BBC Radio 4 appeal

Giles Duley Radio 4 appeal

Giles Duley will present MAG's appeal in the Autumn of 2013 - date to be announced soon!

MAG is thrilled to announce that Giles Duley, photojournalist, triple amputee and MAG supporter will be the presenter of our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal!

Giles spent ten years as a successful and respected fashion and music photographer, before deciding to do something completely different by documenting the plight of refugees and victims of war through his images. 

He became a MAG supporter and visited the MAG Angola programme in 2007, documenting the devestating effect of landmines on the lives of vulnerable people, and the impact of MAG's work to clear them. His change of career focus almost cost him his life as, on 7 February 2011 whilst taking photographs on patrol with American soldiers in Afghanistan, he stepped on an improvised explosive device and suffered terrible injuries that would make him a triple amputee.

Giles was lucky to have survived the accident and has faced a long road to recovery, including painful rehabilitation and learning to walk again using prosthetic limbs. He has shown great determination and has continued to take powerful photographs, bravely returning to Afghanistan in 2012. He has also completed a documentary called Walking Wounded for Channel 4, which focused on the impact of the war on civilians in Afghanistan.

He says, "If my recent experience and injuries mean I can use my own story to make people sit up and take action, then that makes it all seem worthwhile."

He is keen to use his personal story to highlight the daily threat of death and injury faced by vulnerable communities who are living with deadly deadly remnants of conflict, often literally on their doorsteps, and to stress the importance of the humanitarian work that MAG does to provide a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.

Giles and MAG were at BBC Broadcasting House on 10 July to record the appeal.

Details of the appeal's broadcast date will appear here soon – watch this space!

Follow the appeal on Twitter! #R4Appeal

MAG relies on donations to safeguard civilians against the dangers of cluster bombs, landmines and unexploded ordnance

Please donate online now. Your generosity saves lives.

Page updated: 10 July 2013

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