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2425 Wilson Blvd
Ste 240

Arlington
Virginia 22201
USA
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Direct beneficiaries per year: Tens of thousands of people living in mine-affected countries.

Programs: Mine Detection Dog Program
Survivor's Assistance Program
Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS)

Mission:
The Marshall Legacy Institute, a Virginia-based, 501c(3) international humanitarian organization that was formed in 1997 to extend the vision of Nobel Peace Laureate George C. Marshall by alleviating suffering and promoting hope, growth and stability in war-torn countries. Therefore, MLI’s primary mission is to establish practical, affordable and sustainable indigenous programs to help severely mine-affected countries rid their land of the horrific scourge of landmines. This includes the development and implementation of the K-9 Demining Corps (K9DC), which provides Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to accelerate the pace of landmine clearance operations; the Survivors’ Assistance program, which helps those who have been injured by landmines; and the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS), which involves American youth in a meaningful service-learning project to help other children around the world.
Results:
MLI has donated 149 lifesaving MDDs and has helped establish or expand indigenous Mine Detection Dog Partnership Programs in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eritrea, Lebanon, Nicaragua, northern Iraq, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Each dog has an active working life of 6-8 years, clearing an average of 1.5 million square meters of land, before being retired into private homes. In 2010-2011, MLI is expanding the MDDPP to include Angola and southern Iraq, and we will also be providing up to 10 additional dogs to both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

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