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30 Jun 2010 description

Reporting period: April1st 2010 to June 30th 2010

Summary of outputs:

- Clearance of 89,601 m2 of land for resettlement of returnees from the DRC and Zambia

- Clearance and verification of 30km of road

- 220 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) spot tasks completed by the Rapid Response Team (RRT), destroying 467 items (10 AT mines, 18 AP mines, 393 items of Small Arms and Light Weapons, and 46 other items of Unexploded Ordnance - UXO)

- 225 community visits by Community Liaison (CL) teams and 201 UXO reports collected

- 88 Mine Risk Education (MRE) sessions conducted, …

30 Jun 2010 description

A key part of MAG's overall demining operations and strategy in Angola is to assist in the development of the national demining authorities.

In Moxico province in recent months, MAG has delivered safety messages to military and police forces, and conducted mapping training for the country's National Institute for Demining.

MAG's Community Liaison teams visited four municipalities - Luena, Luau, Luacano and Alto Zambeze - to deliver Mine Risk Education (MRE) to 668 members of the military and police forces, following a request in March from the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) …

14 Jun 2010 description

"MAG's wondrous legacy in Moxico is everywhere to see, as local people resume lives that fear of landmines had until recently made impossible," said the US Ambassador to Angola, Dan Mozena, after the first of two visits by donors to MAG's Angola operations.The Ambassador, his wife and five colleagues from the Embassy saw MAG deminers in operation, clearing a mine contaminated area, as well as viewing a demolition, at the end of April.

The Ambassador also met with representatives of the local community, Chief Rogério António Suco and a representative of the national …

01 Apr 2010 description

Along with thousands of other Angolans, 48-year-old Jurindo Hishika, his wife and their five children fled his homeland during the last years of his country's civil war.

Hailing from Angola's eastern Moxico province, Mr Hishika's family were beset by violence during the conflict. Much of the heavy fighting between rebel group UNITA and Angolan government forces erupted in that region during UNITA's last stand.

31 Mar 2010 description

Reporting period: January 1st 2010 to March 31st 2010

Summary of outputs:

- Clearance of 186,834 m2 of land for 1,656 beneficiaries

- Clearance and verification of 45km of road

- 239 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) spot tasks completed by the Rapid Response Team (RRT), destroying 831 items ( 6 AT mines, 46 AP mines, 715 items of Small Arms and Light Weapons, and 64 other items of Unexploded Ordnance - UXO)

- 175 communities visited by Community Liaison (CL) teams and 155 UXO reports collected

- 77 Mine Risk Education (MRE) sessions conducted, reaching 3,863 …

19 Mar 2010 description

Clearing roads of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) is crucial to helping improve the standard of living in Moxico, the province in Angola most heavily contaminated by remnants of conflict.MAG Angola's Road Operations Unit is currently working on a 98-kilometre stretch in the isolated municipality of Luchazes, from the communa1 of Cassamba to Cangamba [see map].

During the country's civil war, Luchazes was a former stronghold of UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), and as such saw heavy fighting against the MPLA (Popular Movement for the …

22 Jan 2010 description

SUMMARY

Reporting Period: 01 July to 31st December 2009

Activities & Outputs:

- Clearance of 470,187 m2 of land and 77 km of road

- Mechanical preparation of 331,617 m2 of land

- 548 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) spot tasks completed by the Rapid Response Team, destroying 1,193 items ( 9 AT mines, 105 AP mines, 1,033 items of Small Arms and Light Weapons, including ammunition, and 44 other items of Unexploded Ordnance - UXO)

- 384 communities visited by Community Liaison (CL) teams and 411 UXO reports collected

- 172 Mine Risk Education (MRE) …

15 Jan 2010 description

Like many poor families in Moxico Province, Alfredo Ramos Shimishi, his wife and nine children have two options when attempting to earn a livelihood on land they know is contaminated by landmines - "to take the risk or to starve".

Sixty-six year old Alfredo was a teacher in a Luena primary school in the early 1980s, until one day in 1986 he stepped on a landmine while collecting firewood.

He lost his right leg and had to stay in hospital for three months. When he finally recovered, he found he had lost his job.