Angola

Men, women and children we helped

113,425

Landmines removed & destroyed

135

Unexploded ordnance removed & destroyed

231

Risk education sessions given

287

Between January and May 2015

Angola has long been recognised as one of the most landmine contaminated countries in the world. MAG continues to work in Moxico - the poorest and worst-affected province.

The problems

Following decades of civil conflict, Angola suffers from one of the highest levels of contamination from landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the world.

This constant threat reduces access to agricultural land, markets, water and other basic services, and impedes development. Nowhere is this more evident than in the eastern province of Moxico, which is characterised by poverty and a population struggling to rebuild their lives post-conflict.

A large proportion of Moxico's population comprises former refugees or internally displaced people who fled their homes during the violence – to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, or other parts of Angola – and began returning to the area once peace was restored in 2002.

Often they have been left little choice but to settle in areas with high levels of mines and UXO, and frequently have low awareness of the risks or how to keep themselves safe.

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