21 June 2017: The first of Sri Lanka’s mine-affected districts has been declared safe from landmines thanks to the work of demining teams from the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).
MAG has been working along side the Humanitarian Demining Unit of the Sri Lankan Army and coordinated by the Sri Lankan Government.
In the wake of the country’s devastating civil war, which ended in 2009, Batticaloa District is the first to be classified as “residual risk”.
1 February 2016: With the support of the German Federal Foreign Office and in partnership with the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM), MAG has undertaken numerous Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) activities.
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Landmine clearance is the pivotal first step in a journey of recovery, security and development in countries affected by these indiscriminate killers.
Rathika and her son Dilakson live on land made safe by MAG in Mannar District, Sri Lanka. “The land is safe and we are safe,” she says. “We grow vegetables and have chickens. We could not be here at all if the landmines were still here.”
Together, we've helped more than 17 million people escape the fear of landmines. People like Helen (below right) in Moxico province, Angola.
Gunyoro village in South Sudan used to be a minefield. All the known landmines have now been removed and destroyed, enabling the community here to rebuild.
THE JAMES FAMILY'S STORY
The James family fled Torit County in South Sudan because of conflict. When they returned they found themselves unable to re-establish their lives and livelihoods because of the presence of landmines:
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Following a successful event held at Kensington Palace, where Prince Harry pledged his support to the cause and the British government pledged £100m to de-mining, MAG has received unprecedented interest and attention. 2017 is also the year that we are mapping out our ambitious 5 year plan which will guide and lead our work to make sure we have all the impact we can on the lives of people affected by conflict.
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