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12 Jun 2009 description

In Lasu Payam, about 32 kilometres southwest of Yei town, a large refugee camp has been steadily growing since January.

This camp is impressive: not only because it already houses around 8,000 refugees and counting, but because it is relatively spacious and organised - and the refugees are busy getting on with cultivating their land and making the most of the situation in which they find themselves.

MAG has been visiting this camp to provide Mine Risk Education (MRE) to the refugees in coordination with the United Nations' Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

Displaced from their country of …

28 Feb 2009 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets.

MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Republic of Congo (RoC), Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan.

31 Oct 2008 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets.

MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo (RoC), Iraq, Somalia and Sudan.

30 Sep 2008 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets.

MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Somalia and Sudan.

10 Sep 2008 description

MAG initially became involved in the destruction of small arms light weapons (SALW) informally during the 1990s. This was through provision of technical support to UN-run DDR (disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration) programmes in Angola and Cambodia, with regard to assessment of the safety of weapons and ammunition handed in and implementing their destruction.

In 2001, large abandoned stockpiles of ammunition in southern Sudan, close to the borders of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), came to MAG's attention whilst conducting mine clearance activities in …

31 Aug 2008 description

MAG and CWMD - As the scale of the Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD)(2) problem has become apparent across the world, MAG has been increasingly involved in addressing the threat posed by these items. The illicit proliferation of conventional weapons (CW) prolongs conflicts, causes instability, undermines development, and is now well established as the leading threat to human security globally. MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Vietnam.