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MAG in Somalia

Location: Somalia

Website: http://www.maginternational.org/

Type: NGO

MAG began work in Somalia in 2001. In 2008, MAG set a consistent effort to assist Puntlan Police EOD teams. This saw MAG help with safely removing and destroying UXO in the area. In 2010, Community Liason teams provide mine risk education in South Central to increase awareness.

Their more recent work has focused on SALW, such as providing low-cost security for armouries and arms management.

MAG’s work in Somalia is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, German Federal Foreign Office, the UK Government, and the US State Department Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.