In one second Sapalo's life was changed

and he wants you to hear his story.

Sapalo was playing when he found a lump of rusting metal. Not knowing what it was but being curious, he picked it up and threw it. Just a boy playing. Just a boy being curious. But in that one second the 14-year-old boy’s life changed forever.

A bright heat engulfed him and he was thrown to the floor. Disorientated he tried to get up, but he couldn’t.

Both his legs were shattered.

Unknown to Sapalo, that lump of metal was a bomb from the war in Anglola that had ended before he was even born.

We believe it’s unacceptable that families have to live in fear and poverty every day because of the legacy of war and conflict. If you believe this too, then please help our work by making a gift today so in the future children like Sapalo can live and play safely.

Sapalo's recovery

Sapalo's recovery will be long but he's already back in school.

Sapalo and his family want us to share his story, in the hope of helping MAG to clear conflict areas of unexploded bombs and mines, so other families won’t have to go through what their boy has.

Sapalo has a long road to a full recovery ahead of him, but he’s incredibly resilient and has already returned to school. His positive attitude is a genuine inspiration to all of us to keep working as fast as we can to remove these horrible remnants of war.

You can save lives

Your gift can help clear landmines and unexploded bombs.

Our amazing demining staff are specially trained to detect and destroy landmines and unexploded bombs. MAG teams also use remote controlled or armoured vehicles and dogs trained to sniff out explosives.

MAG’s locally recruited, highly skilled teams are determined to give communities back their land, free from the risk of death and life changing injuries.