Our Impact

 


MAG works with conflict-affected populations to identify and address their most pressing needs. 

We clear land of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) for use by poor communities and help people in contaminated environments to live more safely until their land can be cleared. 

Imagine if, somewhere outside your front door there is an explosive weapons waiting patiently for you, or a member of your family, to disturb it.  Because it is hidden from view, avoiding it is a constant game of chance.  There could be one of them.  There could be 100.  And every day people die or suffer horrific injuries from abandoned weapons left behind after conflict.  And these weapons don't distinguish between soldiers and civilians, between adults and children.

Direct injury is a horrible consequence of this contamination, but other by-products also kill those living in these communities. 


Hunger

With landmines or unexploded ordnance littering land that could be used for farming, many families become food insecure and many innocent people die of starvation. MAG's work changes that. 

Learn more about how MAG means Farming here


Water

Many countries contaminated by landmines and UXO have primitive irrigation systems, partly due to the inability to create wells or irrigation channels from other channels because the land that is needed for water pipes or wells is contaminated.  MAG's work changes that.  

Learn more about how MAG means Water here


Education 

Experts on global development have long linked access to education to economic growth and growth in socio-economic indicators, like average life expectancy.  In countries contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance, this basic right is often denied.  Many times land is simply not available to build schools.  Parents may also be reluctant to let their children walk long distances, fearing what they might find along their route.   

Learn more about how MAG means Schools here.

Learn more about MAG's impact on the Millenium Development Goals here -->>