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Chad

Chad: Making transit routes safe

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...

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DR Congo

DRC: Leading the way

Story by Llewelyn Jones, member of the Survey Team MAG has become the first organisation of its kind to complete a pilot survey and clearance project in the isolated south-eastern region of the...

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DR Congo

DRC: Rapid response in Ikela

Story by Sean Sutton, Information Manager Alifero makes his way home slowly through the Congolese jungle, helped by two friends from his village. "I used to be a fisherman," he says. "But now I can...

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Angola

Angola: Mine risk education saves lives

Story by Lydia Good, Programme Officer Mine Risk Education (MRE) recently prevented death and bloodshed in the Angolan township of Bairro Luanga. Local townsperson Justino Kahombo knew exactly what...

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Angola

Angola: Bridges to the future

Story by Lydia Good, Programme Officer "We have no school and no health clinic," says Soba, village leader of Lutembu. "The future for our children is not a bright one." Vital social services are...

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Angola

Angola: Danger on the road

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...

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Angola

Angola: Returning a village to safety

Story by Lydia Good, Programme Officer A handover ceremony took place on 16th August in Bairro Jika, Moxico Province, Angola - a sign to the local community that clearance of this former minefield...

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Sudan

Mine Action in Sudan Newsletter Issue 7, Aug/Sep 2005

Programme Highlights (July/Aug/Sept 2005) 1) Demining operations for the UN Peacekeeping Mission support focused on the opening of Juba-Yei Road in order to allow the Mission deployment and emergency...

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Colombia

OAS launches landmine-clearing course in Colombia

The Organization of American States (OAS) will begin, in Bogotá, Colombia, a course for 30 soldiers specialized in humanitarian landmine-clearing operations in that country. The course, geared...

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Angola

Transport, landmines hamper Angola farm recovery

By Peter Apps CASSOMA, Angola, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Destroyed or impassable roads and railways are crippling attempts to help Angola's war-shattered farm sector recover, while landmines are also...

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Sri Lanka

Japan grants 1.8 mln USD to clear landmines in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sept 10, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Japanese government has granted 1.8 million US dollars to five international non- governmental organizations to accelerate landmine clearance in Sri...

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Sudan

Mine ban education in South Sudan

In collaboration with Geneva Call and the Kenya Coalition Against Landmines, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), a signatory of the "Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban...

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Serbia + 1 more

1.3 million landmines to be destroyed in Serbia and Montenegro

A special facility where 1.3 landmines will be destroyed under a NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project was opened on 17 August in Kragujevac, Serbia and Montenegro . This the second NATO...

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Nepal

Four police, one civilian killed in Maoist landmine blast

Kathmandu (dpa) - Four policemen and a civilian were killed when a Maoist landmine exploded near a college in Maningram in Rupendehi district in southest Nepal Monday morning, the online edition of...

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Afghanistan + 17 more

Caring for landmine victims

Every year, tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, are killed or injured by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.Those that survive are often disabled for life, adding to the many...

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Iraq

Iraq landmine impact survey as of 20 Jun 2005

Iraq Landmine Impact Survey Information from Basrah, Muthana and Thi Qar Govenorates Lessons Learned (three southern governorates): 1) Many more communities on the ground than expected Basrah 199...

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