An important trade route in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared free of landmines and other explosive items following a six-month clearance effort by MAG.
A demining team conducted meticulous clearance work on a 33km stretch of the R630, which connects the villages of Kabwela and Kakuyu in Katanga Province, that was suspected to be contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).
During six months of work funded by the Japanese Government, our technical experts found and destroyed almost 300 UXO items, including mortars and small arms ammunition.
Friday the 13th is an unlucky day for landmines. Today MAG removed its 1,000th mine in Sri Lanka so far this year – great news for 300 families eagerly waiting to resettle on a former minefield in the north of the country.
Among the people who'll benefit from this lifesaving work are 150 families that fled to India from 1989-1992 during armed conflict between the Sri Lankan military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
MAG is pleased that we can clear this land and welcome these people back to their homeland.
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.
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£23,016 - £26,040 per annum (plus contributory pension)
En fonction de la destination, la rémunération pour ces missions est généralement de £27,300 à £39,012 par année (environ$40,600 à $58,200 USD) y compris le salaire de base, l'indemnité de cherté de vie et l'indemnité de mobilité s'il y a lieu.
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£45,768 - £51,780 per annum (plus contributory pension)
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior or regional programmes, projects or operations manager to lead a collection of MAG’s lifesaving programmes around the globe, with oversight of programme and project development, implementation and delivery worth an annual value of around US $18 million.