A new two-year project in Chad will provide 44,000 people with safe access to agricultural land, food and water, and give safer roads to 423,000.
Funded by the European Commission, the project focuses mainly on the northern regions of Borkou, Ennedi and Tibesti, where MAG demining teams are clearing a minefield laid during the 1980s Chad-Libya conflict.
We aim to give 44,000 people safe access to agricultural land, food and water, as well as providing 423,000 people with safer roads.
MAG is equipping local organisations in Myanmar with the knowledge and practical tools to deliver lifesaving Mine Risk Education in landmine-contaminated communities.
Thanks to funding from the US State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, MAG is training six youth Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to carry out Mine Risk Education (MRE) in the landmine-riddled Kayah State.
MAG is working in Mali as part of our regional Sahel programme to help governments improve arms and ammunition management.
Arms management and destruction has become a priority for many states that have amassed large stockpiles due to conflict, cross-border insecurity and the prevalence of non-state armed groups.
Likewise, the international community has recognised the need to reduce the risk of diversion and unplanned explosions by encouraging better control of weapons and munitions stores.
For an idea of the extent of Myanmar’s landmine problem, consider the following:
• More than five million people are suspected of living in areas contaminated by landmines.
• Myanmar has the sad distinction of being the only country in which landmines have been used every year since the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty came into force.
• The latest report on the issue showed that the conflict-affected state was one of only two places in the world where the government and non-state actors laid mines during 2012/13.
In Lebanon’s bomb-riddled Bekaa Valley, MAG is making land safe for men, women and children fleeing violence in Syria.
The ongoing crisis in Syria has led to more than 3.2 million people fleeing to neighbouring countries. Over one-and-a-half million Syrians have sought sanctuary in Lebanon, with 400,000 currently living in informal settlements across the Bekaa Valley.
Finance Manager – French Speaking Africa
The total salary package for this position is £39,384 - £45,972 per annum (circa $61,800 - $73,500 USD per annum) including basic salary, hardship allowance, programme management allowance and cost of living allowance.