Video: 'Surviving the Peace: Angola'

Report
from Mines Advisory Group
Published on 03 Apr 2013 View Original

"Surviving the Peace: Angola" follows the interconnected stories of an eight-year-old landmine survivor, Minga, and a former soldier turned MAG deminer, Eron.

After more than 27 years of civil war (1975-2002), Angola is one of the most landmine-affected countries in the world.

These deadly weapons don't discriminate between soldiers and civilians, nor between adults and children.

They:

• cause death and injury to people carrying out their everyday activities;

• deny communities access to their farming land and water sources;

• cause food insecurity and poverty;

• deny movement, leaving communities socially and economically isolated;

• prevent refugees and internally displaced people returning home;

• hamper rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction;

• leave populations living in fear.

MAG is removing the threat of injury and death in Angola, and helping to alleviate economic devastation.