Iraq: Lives at Risk
A taxi driver told CPTers that his day job is working for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) clearing minefields. MAG is a not-for-profit organization clearing landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and other remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide (www.maginternational.org).
Most mines in this area are left from the Iran/Iraq war, although some are more recent. He also clears bomblets â€“ unexploded remains from U.S. cluster bombs. He only has a handful of fellow de-miners and gets paid only $500 a month.