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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.
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.
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) …
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.
"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.
Story by Mark Naftalin
By understanding the needs of communities affected by landmines and other remnants of conflict, MAG is able to identify, prioritise and plan their clearance activities.
Story by Lydia Good, Programme Officer
On 23rd August 2005, MAG Angola's Technical Field Manager in Luena, Neil Kennair, and Road Technical Field Manager, John McFarlane, were travelling the road from Lungue Bungue, where we have a bridge clearance project. The road had been travelled many times and little did they know what lay beneath, just 65km from Luena.