MAG aims to ‘Unlock the Land’ with new appeal

25 April 2022

Manchester-based landmine clearance charity Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has launched the ‘Unlock the Land’ appeal to help families affected by unexploded bombs in Laos.

Children walking along a road. Image credit: Bart Verweij/MAG
Image credit: Bart Verweij/MAG

The campaign aims to fund a team of women to clear deadly unexploded bombs, which remain a hidden threat to families in Laos decades after the end of war.

Every day, 19 people are reported killed or injured by landmines and unexploded bombs globally. Almost half of the civilian casualties of landmines are children.

Darren Cormack, CEO of Mines Advisory Group: “Our vision is for a Laos where women, girls, boys and men live free from the fear and danger of unexploded bombs, where fear is not a barrier to people taking control of their futures.”

As a UK Aid Match appeal, every pound donated to the ‘Unlock the Land’ appeal will be matched by the UK government.

Find out more about the appeal.