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The most resilient people you'll ever meet

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on 8 November 2013 and was the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing more than 6,000 people.

By: Sean Sutton, Photographer & International Communications Manager, MAG

Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, had sustained winds of 315kph, making it the strongest typhoon ever to reach landfall. Leyte Island and the city of Tacloban were completely devastated by intense winds and a storm surge between five and eight metres high.

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These people live with bombs - I watched them learn how to protect themselves

by Clare O'Reilly, Programme Officer, MAG

The Ratanakiri region of north-east Cambodia was so heavily bombed during the Vietnam War that an estimated 1.9 million to 5.8 million cluster munition remnants continue to threaten lives there.

Added to this problem are huge amounts of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from three decades of conflict.

People in Ratanakiri are mostly from the Tampuen, Kreung and Jarai indigenous communities. Most don’t speak any of the national language, Khmer, and have had limited access to education.

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Have you ever dropped a glass on the floor and it did not break?

by Brenda Floors, Community Liaison Manager, MAG Libya

Two-and-a-half years after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, Libya continues to suffer from a wide proliferation of explosive items and small arms that threaten civilians.

Amongst those most at risk of coming into contact with landmines, arms and ammunition left behind after fighting are curious children, people wanting to protect themselves, and scrap collectors looking to make a living.

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You probably didn't hear about this tragedy - because it happened in Chad, not Chelsea

On the morning of 10 February, nine vehicles carrying people on their way to search for gold in northern Chad mistakenly entered an unmarked minefield in Wour.

Two vehicles drove over anti-personnel landmines causing explosions that, while not life-threatening to those inside, were enough to halt the vehicles.

Drivers and passengers got out to see what had happened. Tragically, they walked on other anti-personnel mines. Four people were killed on the spot, while a fifth died during evacuation to the clinic, and a further 15 were injured.

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7 Faces of Vietnam, almost four decades after the end of the War

The Vietnam War ended in 1975, but explosive weapons dropped on the country continue to devastate lives to this day.

Countless unexploded bombs, missiles, artillery shells, mortars and grenades still pose a risk of detonation [There is no precise estimate of how much contamination remains*] – killing and maiming men, women and children.


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Security Coordinator - South Sudan

Closing date: 17 Apr 2014 Mines Advisory Group

Fixed Term (3 months)

The total salary package for this position is £39,384 - £42,972 per annum* (circa $65,000 - $71,000 USD) including basic salary, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance.