Two people are killed or injured in Cambodia every week by landmines and unexploded bombs, making it one of the worst affected countries in the world.
Families here rely on MAG’s roving teams to respond quickly to reports of items found around their homes and schools, or on their farmland.
On 22 August 2016, representatives from MAG and the German and United States embassies officially handed over a newly built armoury for the Special Anti-Terrorist Group (GSAT) to the national authorities in N’Djamena.
In coordination with the US Embassy, MAG conducted a technical assessment of GSAT facilities in December 2015. MAG and the national authorities then developed an intervention plan to improve the security and management of GSAT weapons and ammunition storage. The specific interventions were supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Nguyen Thi Ha, 48, lives with her husband and three children in Van Hoa village, Quang Tri province. MAG recently removed 22 items of UXO from the village which has enabled them to grow more rice in safety, improving their lives and livelihoods.
Two minefields in the area of Angola worst affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) have been made safe by MAG and returned to the local communities.
Our teams removed and destroyed 320 explosive weapons in two villages in the impoverished eastern province of Moxico, which suffers badly from this legacy of Angola’s long civil war. Some 3,456 people are known to have died or been wounded by mines and UXO in Moxico, and the real figure is almost certainly a lot higher.
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.
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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.
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