The Humanitarian Foundation of People against Landmines, Stiftung Menschen gegen Minen
Founded in January 1996, the Humanitarian Foundation of People against Landmines, or Stiftung Menschen gegen Minen (MGM), is Germany’s first Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) created specifically for humanitarian demining. Before the inception of MGM, Germans in need of demining aid turned chiefly to England (the HALO-trust and Mine Action Group) and Norway (Norwegian People’s Aid). Though a few German organizations have been involved in demining, they have focused on limited mined areas or on political campaign. MGM, in contrast, provides emergency demining aid; instructs and employs the local population in demining precautions and operations; and conducts research in demining operations.
"The Humanitarian Foundation of People against Landmines, Stiftung Menschen gegen Minen,"
The Journal of Humanitarian Demining
: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol1/iss1/10
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