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31 Aug 2018 description
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LCB Declaration Paper - Berlin Conference 2018
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LCB Paper Berlin August 2018

With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.

26 Aug 2016 description

On 22 August 2016, representatives from MAG and the German and United States embassies officially handed over a newly built armoury for the Special Anti-Terrorist Group (GSAT) to the national authorities in N’Djamena.

In coordination with the US Embassy, MAG conducted a technical assessment of GSAT facilities in December 2015. MAG and the national authorities then developed an intervention plan to improve the security and management of GSAT weapons and ammunition storage. The specific interventions were supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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.

20 Nov 2015 description

This year, MAG’s European Union team destroyed hundreds of anti-vehicle mines that had been collected by the authorities.

In February and March 2015, MAG Chad prepared over 570 anti-vehicle mines ready for destruction.
These dangerous explosive items had been collected by the Chadian authorities and stored until they could be destroyed through a bulk demolition.

15 Dec 2014 description

A new two-year project in Chad will provide 44,000 people with safe access to agricultural land, food and water, and give safer roads to 423,000.

Funded by the European Commission, the project focuses mainly on the northern regions of Borkou, Ennedi and Tibesti, where MAG demining teams are clearing a minefield laid during the 1980s Chad-Libya conflict.

We aim to give 44,000 people safe access to agricultural land, food and water, as well as providing 423,000 people with safer roads.

01 Mar 2014 description

On the morning of 10 February, nine vehicles carrying people on their way to search for gold in northern Chad mistakenly entered an unmarked minefield in Wour.

Two vehicles drove over anti-personnel landmines causing explosions that, while not life-threatening to those inside, were enough to halt the vehicles.

Drivers and passengers got out to see what had happened. Tragically, they walked on other anti-personnel mines. Four people were killed on the spot, while a fifth died during evacuation to the clinic, and a further 15 were injured.

23 Feb 2012 description

MAG is clearing a key trade route in northern Chad that has been inaccessible for more than 20 years due to landmines.

The Wadi Chirke area, between the towns of Fada and Kiké, is littered with anti-personnel and anti-tank mines laid by occupation forces during the war with Libya in the 1980s.

The mined area, called Wadi Chirke, is about 15km from Fada (marked). The road it blocks was a key supply line used by occupation forces during the Chad-Libya war in the 1980s.

21 Dec 2009 description

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"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.

30 Nov 2009 description

MAG's current operations in Chad aim at enhancing living conditions for populations in areas where refugees and internally displaced people are returning. This involves rendering accessible natural resources, roadways and living areas that are contaminated by the presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO).

31 Oct 2009 description

MAG's current operations in Chad aim at enhancing living conditions for populations in areas where refugees and internally displaced people are returning. This involves rendering accessible natural resources, roadways and living areas that are contaminated by the presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO).

13 Jul 2009 description

MAG has been praised by UNICEF for its work reducing the threat posed by deadly unexploded ordnance in Eastern Chad.

After a recent surge in violence between government and rebel forces in May, at least six children were tragically killed when several items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) blew up close to the town of Goz Beida.

MAG's technical teams collect and destroy any unexploded bombs that are found during detailed surveys of areas known to have been targeted during the conflict.

During June, MAG's teams cleared 13,100 items - about 3,700 tonnes - of UXO from in and …

28 May 2008 description

MAG has restarted its operations in Chad, where two mobile destruction teams will work in central, eastern and southern parts of the country to clear landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and abandoned ordnance (AO).

Working closely together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and with Mine Risk Education (MRE) staff from the Haut Commission National de Déminage (HCND) - the National Chad Demining Office - the teams will conduct technical surveys, identify clearance requirements and carry out clearance and demarcation activities.

22 Mar 2006 description

The water points in the village of Bedo and at Bir Gosse, located in remote areas of Borkou in the north of Chad, were both suspected of being contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO), left over from 19 years of sporadic fighting and war.

The fear of contamination particularly affected the nomadic populations who rely on the water points both for their own survival, and that of their camels, in the harsh desert environment of northern Chad. Before MAG's involvement, these communities faced a daily risk.

30 Sep 2005 description

Story by Geoff Turner, Information and Production Coordinator

Thanks to the support of our donors MAG has been able to expand into new and highly contaminated territories. Chad is one of MAG's newer programmes and will be operating two projects in the north of the country, both of which will help the local population travel in safety.

In October we started a project clearing unexploded ordnance (UXO) and minefields surrounding an old Libyan supply base. Due to their placement on and around transit routes, these pose a serious threat to the local and nomadic populations.