About MAG America
MAG America is a 501(c)3 organization that raises awareness of and funds for MAG’s life-saving work from Americans. MAG America solicits funds from individuals, corporations, foundations and government donors.
MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is an international organization that saves lives and builds futures through the removal and destruction of landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and other weapons remaining after conflict.
Since 1989, MAG has operated in over 40 countries and shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to ban landmines. MAG’s leading priority is to protect the lives and well-being of the most vulnerable individuals in contaminated areas by providing risk education and removing deadly weapons.
Equally important, we focus on development by clearing land in affected areas to open access to agriculture, water, schools, hospitals, and roads. By listening to and collaborating with local communities, MAG concentrates on clearing areas that have the largest humanitarian impact, enabling local populations to propel themselves to economic growth.
MAG’s goal is to build capacity within each country by creating local leaders who will be the future of humanitarian mine action.
Photo: Sean Sutton/MAG