In Kayah State, Myanmar, a child's ability to correctly identify a landmine or other explosive weapon could save his or her life.
Thirty-year old farmer Thein Zaw lives in Salaung, a village of around 250 people on Myanmar’s border with Thailand.
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.