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11 New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Cash, NFI and Distribution Project Manager, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) WASH and Shelter Project Manager, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Procurement Associate, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Multimedia Assistant, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrative Assistant, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Finance […]

Kurdistan Faces Landmine Challenge

By Devin Morrow for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A small pile of stones in a field may look harmless to the casual observer, but they are a marker for a real danger in Iraqi Kurdistan. Land mines and other explosive remnants of war […]

ERW Removed from Village in Kirkuk

Some 1,189 hazardous items (explosive remnants of war – ERW) have been removed from the village of Chimany Ferqa Kirkuk by the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). Among the items destroyed were 78 anti-tank landmines (pictured), 307 anti-personnel landmines, 114 trip flares and 690 small arms ammunition. MAG teams came to the village after an anti-tank […]

Eleven Minefields Safely Returned to Communities in Kirkuk

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. Almost 490,000 square metres of land that was heavily contaminated by landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) has been cleared, and will now be used for farming and […]

Mines Removed from Irrigation System Near Halabja

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. In May, a team from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) were working in the mountains near Halabja, Sulimaniyah to restore a traditional irrigation system for a nearby […]

Mines Advisory Group Reviews 2010 Achievements

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. Since beginning work in Iraq in 1992, MAG’s programme has grown significantly, improving life for hundreds more communities throughout the north of the country. Assessments conducted by Community […]

New Iraq Video from Mines Advisory Group

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. MAG is creating a more secure environment in Iraq, enabling development and helping people to return home safely. Internal conflicts, the 1980-88 war with Iran, the 1991 Gulf […]

Weapons Destroyed to Support International Trade

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. MAG has destroyed more than 430 deadly weapons that were threatening the lives of truck drivers and blocking development at one of the biggest trading points between Iraq […]

Mines Advisory Group’s Iraq Report, August 2010

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. Summary of outputs: • MAG teams released 303,874 m2 of land through a combination of electronic, hand mechanical, MDD clearance and area reduction • MAG teams removed and […]