Mine Risk Education (MRE)

MAG educates communities about the dangers posed by remnants of conflict, delivering tailored safety messages to those most under threat.

Mine Risk Education (MRE), Small Arms Light Weapons Risk Education (SALWRE) or Risk Reduction Education (RRE) minimizes dangers for people living, working and travelling through areas contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance.

Carried out by Community Liaison staff, MAG’s Mine Risk Education activities vary considerably depending on the target audience (such as age, gender and literacy) and the context in which they live and work.

MAG also trains leaders within communities, such as teachers and religious or village leaders, to deliver Mine Risk Education. MAG designs and distributes materials, which supports the delivery of Mine Risk Education, such as school curricula, safe village packs and a range of small media.

A Mine Risk Education session includes:

  • How to recognize commonly found remnants of conflict, how to report a dangerous item,
  • What to do in an emergency;
  • Known areas of contamination and accidents;
  • Warning clues and signs for mined areas;and
  • How to keep others safe.

As well as face-to-face discussions and community meetings, Risk Education can also be delivered through broadcasts on television and radio, billboards, posters, plays and music.

Mine Risk Education session in South Sudan


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