Mines Advisory Group MAG

Linked on our blogs with International Campaign to Ban Landmines ICBL.

  • MAG Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide.
  • Saving lives and limbs … We work in current and former conflict zones, to reduce the threat of death and injury from remnants of conflict. These include anti-personnel and anti-vehicle landmines, as well as rockets, missiles, mortars, grenades, ammunition, small arms and light weapons, and many more types of deadly items. So we don’t just carry out plain landmine or bomb clearance – some of our projects aren’t even about landmines … (about 1/2).
  • MAG on en.wikipedia, and on fr.wikipedia.

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Address: MAG, 68 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ, UK;
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About 2/2: … We educate people living, working and travelling through contaminated areas, to minimise the risks of them, their friends and families being killed or maimed.  

…and building futures … :

  • We focus on the many millions of people who benefit from our work. We release reclaimed safe land back to the local population, enabling recovery and assisting the development of affected populations.
  • More than this, we tackle poverty by training and employing staff from the local populations, in order to build a robust and sustainable national workforce. More than 90 per cent of our 2,300-plus staff around the world are natives of the countries in which they work.

…worldwide:

  • MAG has worked in 35 countries since 1989 and currently has operations in Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Lao P.D.R., Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Vietnam.

See this page for a timeline: MAG’s history: year-by-year.

  • MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for its work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which culminated in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty – the international agreement that bans anti-personnel landmines, sometimes referred to as the Ottawa Convention.
  • We don’t have large marketing campaigns or spend vast amounts on fundraising or self-promotion, but we do try and build awareness of our work simply because we see daily how vital it really is on the ground.

Find out more: … (full text).

Link: International Campaign to ban Landmines.

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