Mines Advisory Group's work has helped more than 17.7 million people in conflict-affected communities in over 40 countries since 1989, giving them greater safety and the opportunity to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and futures.
Theyhelp people to be safe from landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), free from danger, free from fear. They find landmines before children do.
By removing unexploded landmines and UXO from land and destroying them, they enable communities to grow more food and make a better living, access better health services, and know that their children can walk to school in safety.
After MAG makes land safe, schools are improved and new ones constructed and refurbished, new homes built and agricultural land freed up.
Once roads are clear of landmines, trade routes can reopen, while NGOs and other organisations are able to reach remote areas to deliver humanitarian aid and development projects.
MAG has removed more than 4.7 million landmines and unexploded items – each one of which could have destroyed lives.
They work with communities to understand how they are affected and what their needs are. They clear land so that people can go about their daily lives free from danger and fear.
They provide risk education programmes, particularly for children. They help people find ways to live alongside the danger of landmines and unexploded bombs until land can be cleared, so the risk of death and injury is reduced.
They respond to emergency and conflict situations where unsafe explosives are a threat to communities, displaced people and other humanitarian workers.
They employ and train local people in landmine and UXO clearance providing skills and opportunities so they can rebuild their lives and communities in the aftermath of conflict.
They offer expertise and training to national authorities in the storage and management of arms to prevent them ending up on the black market, and where unsafe or insecure storage of weapons and explosives poses a threat to communities.
They are active at an international policy level, to ensure the international community meets its responsibility to protect innocent people from landmines and unexploded bombs. They work to influence change at international and national levels to enhance arms management and destruction approaches.