MAG is working in Mali as part of our regional Sahel programme to help governments improve arms and ammunition management.
Arms management and destruction has become a priority for many states that have amassed large stockpiles due to conflict, cross-border insecurity and the prevalence of non-state armed groups.
Likewise, the international community has recognised the need to reduce the risk of diversion and unplanned explosions by encouraging better control of weapons and munitions stores.
For an idea of the extent of Myanmar’s landmine problem, consider the following:
• More than five million people are suspected of living in areas contaminated by landmines.
• Myanmar has the sad distinction of being the only country in which landmines have been used every year since the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty came into force.
• The latest report on the issue showed that the conflict-affected state was one of only two places in the world where the government and non-state actors laid mines during 2012/13.
In Lebanon’s bomb-riddled Bekaa Valley, MAG is making land safe for men, women and children fleeing violence in Syria.
The ongoing crisis in Syria has led to more than 3.2 million people fleeing to neighbouring countries. Over one-and-a-half million Syrians have sought sanctuary in Lebanon, with 400,000 currently living in informal settlements across the Bekaa Valley.
Aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent
Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015
A group of leading aid agencies warned today that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worse food crisis – could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.
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.
The total salary package for this position is £37,384 - £40,972 per annum* (circa $59,800 - $65,500 USD) including basic salary, hardship allowance, programme management allowance and cost of living allowance.
Security Coordinator Somalia, Fixed Term (6 months)
The total salary package for this position is £37,384 - £40,972 per annum(circa $59,800 - $65,500 USD)including basic salary, hardship allowance, programme management allowance and cost of living allowance.**About MAG:**
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.