This year, MAG’s European Union team destroyed hundreds of anti-vehicle mines that had been collected by the authorities.
In February and March 2015, MAG Chad prepared over 570 anti-vehicle mines ready for destruction.
These dangerous explosive items had been collected by the Chadian authorities and stored until they could be destroyed through a bulk demolition.
“Everything is stored in the same place: weapons, grenades and ammunition. The store is not secure enough and it is also close to a public road, shops and houses.”
The scenario described by Chief Keita, an armoury storekeeper with the Malian Defence and Security Forces based near the western city of Koulikoro, is typical of many weapons storage facilities in the country – and indeed the entire Sahel-West Africa region.
Such unsecured weapons and ammunition can bring devastation.
With international support, Sri Lanka can be free from the impact of landmines by 2020.
The Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009, but dmines and unexploded bombs continue to litter the country’s northern and eastern districts. People in Sri Lanka have a right to hope for a better future, and now an end is in sight.
Puthukkudiyiruppu Roman Catholic School (pictured above) is one of seven schools MAG has made safe in the region. Today, 450 children, from ages five to 16, are taught here.
Welcome to the first issue of Insight, a new publication series by MAG. Insight aims to share innovation, impact and learning, based on our programmes and policy work across the globe.
In the run-up to September 2015’s First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Dubrovnik (#1RevCCM #clusterbombs), this opening edition focuses on cluster munitions survey and clearance.
Dennis Hadrick from the US Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement reports from the DRC on the partnerships helping to increase civilian security and reduce fear.
"Over the years, I have visited more than 75 countries where the United States is working through our Conventional Weapons Destruction programme to help safeguard communities from the impacts of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and excess small arms; Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and Yemen to name a few.
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Depending on location, the salary package for these roles is generally is £31,868 - £39,012 per annum* (circa $48,600 - $59,500 USD) depending on location, including basic salary, cost of living allowance and hardship allowance where applicable.
Depending on location, the salary package for these roles is generally £55,004 - £65,172 per annum* (around $83,900 - $104,300 USD) depending on location, including basic salary, cost of living allowance and hardship allowance where applicable.
Le package salarial pour ces positions est généralement compris entre £ 53,004 - £ 65,172 par an (environ $84,800 - $104,300 USD) comprenant le salaire de base, indemnité du coût de la vie et niveau de difficulté.
MAG intervient en appui au développement des pays sortant d'un conflit en trouvant et en détruisant les restes explosifs de guerre, de sorte que les communautés puissent élever leur famille et gagner leur vie dans un environnement sûr et sécurisé, sans crainte de décès ou de blessures.
Part time, around 22.5 hours per week
Starting at £8.40 per hour plus contributory pension.
The total salary package for this position is £78,612 - £86,568 per annum* (circa $118,700 - $130,700 USD) including basic salary, hardship allowance, programme management allowance and cost of living allowance.