Making it safe for people fleeing violence in Iraq
MAG is delivering urgent safety messages to help protect those fleeing Mosul from the dangers of landmines and other explosive weapons.
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The thousands who've escaped the violence in Iraq's second biggest city, and fled to the Kurdish Region of Iraq, are particularly vulnerable to the mines and unexploded ordnance littering what is for them unfamiliar territory.
The internal Green Line that separated the Kurdish region from areas under the control of Saddam Hussein's Government was heavily mined prior to the 2003 war, while air strikes and fighting on the ground during that conflict led to further contamination from explosive weapons.
Our teams have been working since June 16 at the Kalak transit camp and Khazir checkpoint around 40km west of Erbil, and at the Garmawa IDP camp and Dohuk IDP registration centre.
In addition, a MAG technical team will make 89,200m² of land safe in Zummar, Dohuk to enable another camp to be established.
25 June 2014