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Thanks for visiting my page. I am cycling from Seoul, Korea to Cheltenham, England in aid of MAG. On this journey I will pass through China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Northern Iraq, Turkey and Europe. This isn't easy, so please give generously!
Here's a little more info on the charity I'm doing this for:
MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to find ways to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development free from armed violence. MAG’s work not only saves lives and limbs; it is a pre-requisite to any meaningful development because minefields and unexploded weapons deny communities access to land, water and infrastructure, and therefore keep people in poverty.
MAG’s work releases land for food production, increases safe access to vital resources like water, education and health services; and builds a better future for women, men and children alike. Therefore, MAG’s work directly contributes to the Millennium Development Goals. Unexploded weapons also hamper the work of governments, and relief and development agencies, preventing access to life-saving resources and further undermining development.
Another key thing that underpins all of MAG’s work is our community liaison teams. These are the eyes and ears of MAG and ensure that our resources are used effectively for the maximum benefit of the people we serve. Finally, we also employ local staff where possible, so that skills and knowledge are kept in-country. We have all female demining teams and teams including amputees too.