MAG has been involved in a variety of CIED operations though they predominantly focus on mines. In Mali, MAG has surveyed the areas to better understand the contamination to carry out clearance work effectively.
MAG has provided risk education to local communities and displaced people in Mali on the danger of landmines and UXO and what to do if they encounter such danger. They are training teachers and leaders to share this information, as well as to collect data in regard to the contamination and any accidents that do arise.
They are also involved in arms management and destruction in Mali. This is to protect against their use elsewhere and to avoid accidental explosions.
Their activities have included: technical risk assessments, training, refurbishing armouries to improve security, destruction of unserviceable arms and ammunition.
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.
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