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Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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'I Knew There Were Landmines There, But I Had To Get My Sheep Back'

MAG helped 151,043 men, women and children in Iraq during 2013

Khurshid stood on a landmine just a few metres from where he is photographed in northern Iraq. This is his story...

"In January 2010, I was looking after my sheep and some of them ran into the minefield on my land. I knew there were mines there, but I had to get my sheep back.

"As I moved my right leg, my left leg exploded and I was blown into the air. After a while, I stood up and noticed one leg was much shorter than the other.

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Meet Landmine Accident Survivor Mobhij

Like thousands of other Iraqis displaced by the recent violence, Mobhij fled Islamic State attacks only to face a new threat...

Mobhij Behnam is currently sheltering with his family – and more than 4,500 other Christian families who’ve fled brutal Islamic State attacks in the Mosul area – in Ankawa, a suburb of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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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.

JOBS

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Project Manager, South Sudan

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Closing date: 09 Nov 2014 Mines Advisory Group

Fixed Term, 6 months (subject to funding) with possibility of extension

The total salary package is £39,384 - £42,972 per annum (circa $63,000 - $68,700 USD) including basic salary, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance.

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Technical Field Manager - French-Speaking Africa

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2014 Mines Advisory Group

Technical Field Managers – French-Speaking Africa

Depending on location, the salary package for these roles is generally £53,004 - £65,172 per annum* (around $84,800 - $104,300 USD) including basic salary, cost of living allowance and hardship allowance where applicable.

About MAG in Africa:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury.