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30 Mar 2017 description

Gunyoro village in South Sudan used to be a minefield. All the known landmines have now been removed and destroyed, enabling the community here to rebuild.

MAG's Digital Impact Review 2016

THE JAMES FAMILY'S STORY

The James family fled Torit County in South Sudan because of conflict. When they returned they found themselves unable to re-establish their lives and livelihoods because of the presence of landmines:

26 Jan 2016 description

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.

05 Oct 2014 description
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From Crisis to Catastrophe
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From Crisis to Catastrophe - Summary

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.

18 Apr 2014 description

New Report Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan

CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk

Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.

17 Oct 2013 description

"When we came back after the fighting ended, we knew soldiers had been here and we were worried about landmines, but we didn’t know which areas were dangerous," says Alfredo Ohuda.

Alfredo, is community leader and assistant administrator of Kimodonge, a village close to the city of Torit in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state.

11 Jun 2013 description

MAG delivers a range of projects dealing globally with different aspects of human security issues, providing appropriate responses in post-conflict countries through Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) destruction projects as well Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) activities. This coordinated and integrated approach supports states to develop sustainable solutions to armed violence, and is an essential contribution to local, national and regional security and aspects of Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).

22 Feb 2013 description

“When we came back after the fighting ended, we knew the Sudan Armed Forces had been here and we were worried about landmines, but we didn’t know which areas were mined,” says Alfred Ohuda, community leader of Kimodonge village, near the town of Torit in Eastern Equatoria state.

“Then the school headmaster’s child stepped on a mine. He was only nine years old and he died. But this was a fertile area, and even though we were scared and knew there were mines, one of our villagers still tried to grow food on the land because we had so little. He found six mines.”

04 Jan 2013 description

MAG delivers a range of projects globally dealing with different aspects of human security issues and humanitarian disarmament, which provide appropriate responses in post-conflict countries through Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) destruction projects as well as Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) activities. This coordinated and integrated approach supports states in their development of sustainable solutions to armed violence, and contributes to global efforts that reduce the daily threat posed by explosive weapons to civilians in populated areas.

28 Sep 2012 description

MAG delivers a range of projects globally dealing with different aspects of human security issues, providing appropriate responses in post conflict countries through Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) destruction projects as well Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) activities. This coordinated and integrated approach supports states to develop sustainable solutions to armed violence, and is an essential contribution to local, national and regional security and aspects of Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).

14 Sep 2012 description

MAG delivers a range of projects globally dealing with different aspects of human security issues, providing appropriate responses in post conflict countries through Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) destruction projects as well Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) activities. This coordinated and integrated approach supports states to develop sustainable solutions to armed violence, and is an essential contribution to local, national and regional security and aspects of Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).

25 Jul 2012 description

MAG delivers a range of projects globally dealing with different aspects of human security issues, providing appropriate responses in post conflict countries through Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) destruction projects as well Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) activities. This coordinated and integrated approach supports states to develop sustainable solutions to armed violence, and is an essential contribution to local, national and regional security and aspects of Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).

11 Jun 2012 description

MAG has cleared 5,627 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and more than 50,000 small arms ammunition (SAA) items that were posing a significant danger to a community in Eastern Equatoria.

The explosive remnants of war were found abandoned around an old military post close to Pajok and the rapidly expanding Pugee Boma on the border with Uganda. This area was the scene of heavy fighting during the civil war.

Local people knew about the stockpile, and children were known to have played with some of the UXO – a risky activity with potentially fatal consequences.

23 Apr 2012 description

MAG has provided life and limb-saving Risk Education to more than 8,000 children at the remote Doro refugee camp in South Sudan.

Deep in the remote Doro refugee camp in Maban County, Upper Nile State, among tens of thousands of tents and makeshift shelters, smoking fires with boiling sorghum, and women carrying firewood and water, there is the distant sound of laughter.

In a clearing swept clean of thorns and refuse, hundreds of children of all ages are playing with balls, skipping ropes and frisbees.

03 Aug 2011 description

“Come quickly, come quickly, I’ve found another one,” shouts a man riding his bicycle towards the tents at MAG’s temporary campsite in Magwi.

Pope Oboya had been sweeping the grounds at the nearby health centre where he works as a guard and caretaker, when he’d come across what at first looked like a stone. As he removed the soil from around the item, he realised it was something far more sinister.

Pope knew only too well about the dangers such unidentified items could pose.

08 Jul 2011 description

MAG was asked by the Government of South Sudan to help clear unexploded ordnance from a large area in Juba, to make it safe for the thousands attending the declaration of independence ceremonies on 9 July.

All around the capital city of Juba, there is an unmistakable buzz in the air ahead of the ceremonies and celebrations that will mark the declaration of independence of South Sudan after more than two decades of civil war.