Mines Advisory Group, or MAG, has worked since 1989 to remove landmines, unexploded bombs, and other remnants of wars in over 35 countries, including Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. They provide risk education to those in strongly affected areas and work daily to clear deadly weapons. Because mines and other ordinance is so wide spread, an entire generation has lived in fear of what will happen when they step outside. Children are the most vulnerable, making up 30 to 40% of the victims. They run the risk of coming across them while playing and even finding them in their own backyards.
MAG works to ensure that entire communities and the surrounding countryside is safe. They ensure that there are schools, health facilities, access to safe water, and safe land to develop. They also hire many women & people with disabilities so that they are able to help support their families and have a steady source of income that normally would not be available. From July 2012 to May 2013, MAG cleared and destroyed over 300,000 landmines and unexploded ordinance, giving more than 700,000 people the safety & freedom to farm, build & travel. MAG also They were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for their hard work.
MAG is a non-profit organization and they are funded by the donations of people like you. If you donate $26, which will fund a worker for a day of work, a group of MAG’s most supportive donors will match it, thus doubling your impact. Donations can be made at www.magamerica.org/donate.