MAG has been clearing cluster munitions worldwide since 1994, focusing on the most-affected countries, including Cambodia, Kosovo, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Sudan and Vietnam.
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Cluster bombs, or cluster munitions, are weapons which can be dropped from the air or fired from the ground. They release numerous explosive fragments – bomblets, or submunitions.
Bomblets which fail to explode on impact pose the threat of death or injury long after conflict is over.
Their presence means a lack of access to safe land, limiting agricultural development, the reconstruction of vital infrastructure, and the work of relief and development agencies.
Through a unique combination of Community Liaison – to prioritise operations based on humanitarian need, manual clearance – and Battle Area Clearance, MAG has pioneered an impact-driven approach that is the benchmark for safe and efficient clearance.
Due to our successful track record and reputation for innovation, MAG is in an ideal position to provide donors and affected countries with cost-effective solutions that will help to meet the commitments issued under the Convention on Cluster Munitions (www.clusterconvention.org).