Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.
A FUTURE FREE FROM FEAR
At MAG, we believe that whenever and wherever wars happen, ordinary people should not be the ones who pay the price.
As Chief Executive of the UK’s only aid and development charity to have shared the Nobel Peace Prize, I am immensely proud of the difference MAG and our donors made directly to the lives of more than 1.4 million men, women and children in 2015.
The news that Mozambique has declared itself landmine-free is cause for celebration and a huge achievement. But we must acknowledge the tragic truth that much more needs to be done to make life safe for the thousands of people still living with these hidden killers in other countries.
We must not let minefields be forgotten. Whenever and wherever wars happen, innocent people should not be the ones who pay the price.
In this edition of Insight:
17 December 2015: The Canadian Government continues to support efforts to rid the country of landmines in villages ravaged by years of Sri Lankan civil war. An effort with an end in sight.
The Government is providing CAD$850,000 in 2015-2016 to non-governmental organization Mines Advisory Group (MAG) to keep thousands of men, women and children safe from the mines and unexploded bombs that continue to litter the land six years after the end of the country’s long conflict
Between 2010 and 2013, the Government of Canada supported MAG operations in Puthukkudiyruppu and other locations in Sri Lanka with CAD$1.5 million. This enabled MAG to remove over 6,000 dangerous items and release 98.2 km² of land to productive use, which helped more than 88,000 internally displaced people to return home.
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Fixed Term until June 2016
The total salary package for this position is £32,808 - £35,544 per annum (circa $46,925 - $50,839 USD) including basic salary, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance.
Fixed term for 11 months
The total salary package for this position is £51,004 - £57,172 per annum* (circa $72,950 - $81,770 USD) including basic salary and cost of living allowance.
Fixed Term – 12 months
The total salary package for this position is £36,216 - £36,972 GBP (approximately $51,520 – $52,596 USD) including basic salary, cost of living allowance.
The total salary package for these positions is £31,200 - £33,720 per annum* (circa $44,265 - $48,230 USD) including basic salary, hardship allowance, and cost of living allowance.
The total salary package for this position is £40,884 - £44,472 per annum (circa $*57,900** - $63,000 USD) including basic salary, hardship allowance, programme management allowance and cost of living allowance. Based in Chad, with travel to the Mali programme.**