Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mines Advisory Group

Since the end of the U.S. war with Viet Nam in 1974, more than 38,000 people have been killed from contact with these, and another 64,000 people have been injured. Sixty-one provinces and cities still have land mines or UXO, and an average of 1,000 people are killed each year because of land mines or UXO.

MAG, the largest civilian clearance agency conducting clearance operations in the country, has removed 115,587 items of UXO and 464 mines, cleared 6,861,664 m2 of land for development projects and visited 192,179 houses during operations in Provinces straddling the former demilitarised zone (DMZ).