Friday, 20 August 2010

SOMALIA: A day in the life of a Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Project Manager

Filed under: Africa files,Disarmament,Humanitarian work — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 12:03 PDT

“The day begins at five o’clock, as mosques call out morning prayer and the sound of traffic and children can be heard filling the streets. The first task is to make some strong coffee and check the online newspapers. We need to keep well abreast of affairs in Puntland State of Somalia in order to ensure that our humanitarian activities do not get caught up in the middle of an altogether separate issue or dispute.

MAG has been operating in Puntland for the last two years and has worked hard to build relations and acceptance within all sectors of society. Our core message when visiting a new areas or communities is that dangerous items of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) know no clan or religious lines, therefore it is in everyone’s interest to assist and facilitate in our work saving lives and building futures.

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