When explosive weapons are used in populated areas, 90 per cent of casualties are civilians.

Each year, thousands of women, girls, boys, and men – ordinary people – are killed, injured or traumatised when explosive weapons are used in the places where they live, work and go to school.  

In recent years, wars have increasingly been fought in populated areas like towns and cities, and when explosive weapons are used in populated areas, the toll is highest among civilians.

People are killed and injured at the time the weapons are used, but many of the bombs and shells fail to detonate. These remain – often alongside landmines – and are a constant and abiding danger to those who stay or return.

Help us get to explosives before another life is taken. Before another civilian is blinded or maimed. Before another child is left with permanent psychological scars from fear or from grief.

A gift of £10 from you could clear land in Syria
. You could help prevent more civilian lives from being lost to lethal explosive weapons.

A donation of £30 could help deliver on-the-ground life-saving lessons in Iraq. You could help families know how to stay safe from the unexploded weapons that surround them.

“I have seen the impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Communities already deeply afflicted by war remain terrified of its dangerous and lasting legacy.”

Sean Sutton, MAG Photojournalist and International Communications Manager, Speaking on Ukraine, 2022