How can families who've fled the violence in the Middle East return home to villages that have become riddled with landmines and unexploded bombs during their absence?
This edition of IMPACT focuses on MAG’s emergency work in this troubled region, where in Iraq alone the ongoing crisis has forced three million people to flee their homes and seek safety in other parts of the country.
Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.
A FUTURE FREE FROM FEAR
At MAG, we believe that whenever and wherever wars happen, ordinary people should not be the ones who pay the price.
As Chief Executive of the UK’s only aid and development charity to have shared the Nobel Peace Prize, I am immensely proud of the difference MAG and our donors made directly to the lives of more than 1.4 million men, women and children in 2015.
The news that Mozambique has declared itself landmine-free is cause for celebration and a huge achievement. But we must acknowledge the tragic truth that much more needs to be done to make life safe for the thousands of people still living with these hidden killers in other countries.
We must not let minefields be forgotten. Whenever and wherever wars happen, innocent people should not be the ones who pay the price.
In this edition of Insight:
17 December 2015: The Canadian Government continues to support efforts to rid the country of landmines in villages ravaged by years of Sri Lankan civil war. An effort with an end in sight.
The Government is providing CAD$850,000 in 2015-2016 to non-governmental organization Mines Advisory Group (MAG) to keep thousands of men, women and children safe from the mines and unexploded bombs that continue to litter the land six years after the end of the country’s long conflict
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MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.
About the role:
Project Manager, DRC
Fixed Term – 09 months
The total salary package for this position is £39,384 - £42,972 GBP (approximately $59,300 - $64,700 USD) including basic salary, cost of living allowance and hardship allowance.