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21 Dec 2009 description

Click on placemarks above for more on MAG's work in 2009

"MAG is about to enter its 21st year as an organisation and I am very proud to have been a part of what has been achieved over those years.

13 Oct 2009 description

"If the village keeps developing and growing, the people will live better and we can request that the government to do more for us, that they bring the services we need - a school, a health centre, water, electricity.

21 Sep 2009 description

Atenção Chihango is in his 70s, though he is not sure of his exact age. Despite his name, which in Portuguese means 'attention' or 'careful', Atenção had the misfortune of stepping on a landmine when he was a soldier in the Angolan Armed Forces during the civil war. He lost his left leg.

He sits in an open area with his wife and several elderly neighbours, among a cluster of mud brick huts that form the small rural community of Caleji, where he was born and where he has lived most of his life.

21 Jul 2009 description

The removal of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Moxico Province is helping the construction of houses and roads, and giving safe access to water and agricultural land.

Housing

Houses have already begun to be built on land cleared this year by MAG in the 4 de Fevereiro area, close to the city of Luena, where a large number of returnees(1) had settled close to a minefield.

More than 300,000 square metres of land has been made safe, allowing residents to begin construction and agricultural work.

30 Jun 2009 description

SUMMARY

Reporting Period: 01 April to 30 June 2009

Activities & Outputs:

- Clearance of 213,480m2 of land and 25 km of road

- Mechanical preparation of 97,832 m2 of land

- 117 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) spot tasks completed by the Rapid Response Team, destroying 1,035 items (9 AT mines, 11 AP mines, 347 items of Small Arms Ammunition, 629 Light Weapons and 39 other items of Unexploded Ordnance - UXO)

- 194 communities visited by Community Liaison (CL) teams and 171 UXO reports collected

- 101 Mine Risk Education (MRE) sessions conducted, reaching 6,277 …

31 Mar 2009 description

SUMMARY

Reporting Period: 01 January to 31 March 2009

Activities & Outputs Summary:

- Clearance of 323,061 m2 of land, and 828,057 m2 of road

- Mechanical preparation of 104,204 m2 of land

- 101 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) spot tasks completed by the Rapid Response Team, destroying 322 items (4 AT mines, 84 AP mines, 63 items of Small Arms Ammunition, 166 Light Weapons and 5 other items of Unexploded Ordnance - UXO)

- 124 communities visited by Community Liaison (CL) teams and 81 UXO reports collected

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

06 Mar 2009 description

SUMMARY

Reporting Period: 01 October to 31 December 2008

Activities & Outputs Summary: