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Japan Government Official Visits MAG in the DRC

MAG has hosted a visit from the Japanese Government to see first-hand the impact that Japan’s funding brings to conflict-hit communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mrs Hanako Nakano, from the Japanese Embassy in Kinshasa, visited MAG’s operations in Kabalo territory, Katanga province earlier this month.

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How to Destroy a 100-lb White Phosphorus Bomb

This 100-pound white phosphorus bomb was found in a rice field in Khammouane province, Laos. White phosphorus munitions were used extensively during the Vietnam War.

All 17 provinces in Laos and around a quarter of all villages suffer from unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination. More than 90 per cent of people living in these areas live in fear of UXO. The most common worry is that children will be killed or injured whilst they are playing.

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Making it safe for people fleeing violence in Iraq

MAG is delivering urgent safety messages to help protect those fleeing Mosul from the dangers of landmines and other explosive weapons.

The thousands who've escaped the violence in Iraq's second biggest city, and fled to the Kurdish Region of Iraq, are particularly vulnerable to the mines and unexploded ordnance littering what is for them unfamiliar territory.

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Our lives can be normal for the first time in a generation', say villagers in Vietnam

Tan An is typical of many villages in central Vietnam, where the explosive legacy of war continues to devastate lives.Tan An village is in Quang Nam province, adjacent to high, rolling golden sand dunes that act as a buffer against the pounding surf and strong sea winds.

► See also: Two children killed in front of their parents by cluster bomb left over from Vietnam War

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This farmer can now work safely on his land for the first time in 40 years

Sithon will treasure this planting season as a special one: for the first time since the Vietnam War he could seed his rice safely, after MAG cleared almost 400 explosive weapons from his land.

Reporting by Eva Hegedus, Programme Officer, MAG Laos

"There were bombies [the local term for cluster submunitions] everywhere." Fifty-nine year old Sithon Manyvong recalls returning home to Naphia in 1975 after the Vietnam War had ended.