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The HALO Trust - Humanitarian Landmine Removal
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Global humanitarian charity working to make war torn communities safe.
Global humanitarian charity working to make war torn communities safe.

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This weekend HRH Prince Harry will open the third Invictus Games in Toronto.

In this article in Ottawa Citizen, our CEO James Cowan discusses Canada's historic role in banning landmines and Prince Harry's personal commitment to a Landmine Free 2025.
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In Kosovo, these local villagers make good use of the cleared pathway through a minefield.
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Yesterday we welcomed Congressman David G. Valadao to our programme in Nagorno Karabakh.

On September 7, the United States House of Representatives voted to include in the 2018 appropriations bill, Congressman Valadao’s amendment to ensure funding for ongoing de-mining projects in Nagorno Karabakh. The amendment ensures funds for HALO’s ongoing demining projects in Nagorno Karabakh.

Learn more here: https://buff.ly/2xjwAoE
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In Ukraine, Oleksandr’s field is littered with landmines.

He is lucky to be alive after his truck detonated an anti-tank mine in his field two years ago.

Despite his narrow escape, Oleksandr now struggles to survive as his field is too dangerous to cultivate.
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In Colombia, our teams provide mine risk education to kids in the district of Meta.

This programme is supported by the Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada and the European Union.
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The eighth annual Cluster Munition Monitor report was released last month.

The report covers global trends in ban policy and practice, survey and clearance of cluster munition remnants, cluster munition casualties, and efforts to guarantee the rights and meet the needs of cluster munition victims.

Read more here: https://buff.ly/2w5CAlL
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In Angola, our 100 Women in Demining project provides skills, income, status and empowerment to 100 women who would otherwise be in low-paid, informal employment or out of work.
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In Cambodia, this minefield was discovered after a cow detonated an anti-tank landmine, which requires more weight than a human to detonate.

Our teams use a large-loop detector to search for these types of mines.

Photo credit: Daniel Carde
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Have you ever thought of fundraising for The HALO Trust?

You can do anything to raise money for landmine removal: clay pigeon shoot, bake, trek to the South Pole, drive from London to Cape Town, give up your birthday, host a black-tie gala, walk 5K or run a marathon.

Learn more about how to fundraise for us here: https://buff.ly/2h2Dpl1
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In Zimbabwe, our deminers pause as women collecting water walk through the cleared area of the minefield they are working on.

The white sticks in the foreground show the location of the landmines found and destroyed in this minefield.
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