Pic of the Day: MAG removed a 250lb bomb from close to this family’s house in the Democratic Republic of Congo
“It was very frightening for our children,” said Gille. “The women were very afraid too, because they go there to collect firewood. “
[North Equateur, DRC, 2012. www.maginternational.org]
Pic of the Day: Mortar bombs in the Democratic Republic of Congo
These were among a stockpile of unstable munitions removed from a site close to the city of Goma’s main port on Lake Kivu and safely destroyed.
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This bomb was found close to a school in Dongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Equateur province. It was destroyed in a safe demolition by MAG.
Pic of the Day: Five-year-old Henri was injured when he and some friends found an unexploded munition in a neighbour’s garden
Not knowing what it was, they hit it with a rock and it exploded, sending fragments into his hand.
[Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2009]
Pic of the Day: Kombeke looks after her sick sister Myakismba on Flickr.
Location: Ngwanza village, near Dongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 2012.
Twenty-five people from four families are living in this 6x4 metre shelter, having recently returned from neighbouring Republic of Congo, where they had fled to escape armed conflict in 2009.
MAG is working in this area, clearing dangerous areas of abandoned and unexploded ordnance, and giving crucial Risk Education to vulnerable communities.
Pic of the Day: Combating the proliferation of small arms and light weapons on Flickr.
[Democratic Republic of Congo, 2012]
MAG has developed an innovative armoury project, using specially adapted shipping containers with lockable weapon racks and weapon cupboards, and drawers for pistols and ammunition.
This cost-effective initiative is designed to ensure the safe storage of weapons, and help stop the proliferation of small arms and light weapons from state-controlled armouries.
Army and police weapons are logged in and out, helping to ensure accountability and security.
MAG is the only non-governmental organisation in the country allowed to carry out this sensitive work.