Mines Advisory Group
Wars and conflicts erupt, subside and end, leaving behind millions of landmines, unexploded bombs and unsecure arms. These pose a long-term danger and disrupt the daily lives of communities for generations. Such indiscriminate killers don’t obey peace accords or ceasefire agreements: they can lie in the ground for decades after a conflict is over, killing or maiming those trying to re-establish their lives and livelihoods.
They also trap people in danger and poverty, preventing them from using their land. By instigating a raft of proactive and preventative programmes, Mines Advisory Group (‘MAG’) is able to make land safe, freeing people from danger and fear.
MAG’s work in some of the world’s poorest communities makes a long-lasting and permanent difference: it enables children to go to school in safety, gives better access to health services, and empowers people to make a better living. Cleared land is used to build hundreds of houses, schools and clinics. It also enables subsistence farming and facilitates projects which give communities access to safe water. Crucially, it enables other organisations to safely deliver humanitarian aid and development projects.
MAG believes that whenever and wherever wars happen, ordinary people should not be the ones who pay the price. Your generosity can help MAG get to an unexploded bomb before a child does!
For more information, see www.maginternational.org or the display at the back of the church.