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Abstract

Mine risk education has become an integral part of humanitarian mine action, as emphasised by the recent adoption of the International Mine Action Standards on MRE. This article explores the development of MRE from the perspective of one HMA agency: the Mines Advisory Group. As with many other HMA operators, in MAG programmes, MRE and community liaison—alongside Technical Survey, explosive ordnance disposal and area clearance—have been part of MAG’s overall strategy to reduce risk in communities affected by the explosive remnants of war. This article looks at how MAG’s approach to MRE has developed and shifted in focus from MRE to CL which, unlike IMAS, the Mines Advisory Group sees as being far broader in scope than MRE.

 

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