Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Iraq

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Iraq

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Since October, MAG activities in areas formerly under ISIS control have expanded to include a Mosul response.  The current lines of effort are: Mosul Preparedness & Response – clearance, risk education and survey RE and clearance of IDP
Rapid Assessment of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Contamination in Northern Ninewah Governorate While displaced persons fleeing violence may have to enter/transit areas of contamination pre-dating the current conflict, a safe return to place
MAG helps people like Khurshid, pictured here taking a break from working on land that was until recently a minefield. Khurshid stood on a landmine just a few metres from where he is photographed in northern Iraq. This is his story...
On June 16, MAG deployed Community Liaison (CL) teams to camp sites in Erbil and Dohuk Governorates to respond to the influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The teams disseminated emergency safety information at the populated camps and checkpoints, distributed awareness materials and ca
It's an extraordinarily tragic story: twins Dana and Zana Anim both lost limbs in a landmine accident in northern Iraq; then their two brothers died in separate mine incidents. Dana and Zana's lives changed in 2003, near their home in Khdir Bulakh [marked on the map below]. "We were bot