How MAG is helping in Bosnia and Herzegovina
MAG has been working with the BHMAC and other national authorities for the past few months in preparation for starting work. Mine clearance operations began in May 2017 in Pale-Prača which is about 35 kilometres east of the capital city, Sarajevo. The site location is a perfect illustration of the issues, with minefields close to people’s homes and access roads, and blocking access to agricultural land, water sources, electricity supplies, and cemeteries.
This large area of 2.1 square kilometres is the first of many sites that MAG plans to make safe for communities over the coming years, working towards the landmine free 2025 deadline. The first MAG team to be deployed is funded by the US Department of State, and a second team will deploy in June 2017 which will be funded by the Austrian Government.
Photo: MAG Bosnia and Herzegovina