GETTING MINES OUT OF THE GROUND, FOR GOOD.

26 years of clearing the debris of war and helping millions of families return home

More than

1.5 Million Landmines Destroyed

More than

54 Million Bullets Destroyed

More than

170 Thousand Weapons Destroyed

More than

250 Thousand Cluster Munitions Destroyed

More than

11 Million Explosive Ordnance Destroyed

More than

11 Thousand Minefields Cleared

 

 

Welcome to The HALO Trust

 

The HALO Trust is a charity that specialises in destroying the debris of war. We have a simple mission statement:

'Getting mines out of the ground, for good'

 

Over the past twenty-five years the HALO Trust has made the world a much safer place, passing the following milestones along the way:

 

Over 250,000 cluster munitions destroyed

Over 1.5 million landmines destroyed

Over 11 million explosive ordnance destroyed

Over 54 million bullets destroyed

Over 3,400 heavy weapon systems immobilized 

Over 167,000 assault rifles destroyed

Over 11,000 minefields cleared

36,254 hectares (89,586 acres) made safe from landmines

146,837 hectares (362,841 acres) made safe from unexploded and abandoned ordnance

14,545 kilometres (9,038 miles) of roads cleared 

 

These statistics are a testament to the dedication of our staff who are undertaking one of the most inherently dangerous jobs on earth, and to the generosity of our donors who understand that our work directly saves lives.

The HALO Trust, our staff and our donors are helping people and communities return to normal, rural livelihoods in some of the poorest countries in the world.

In countries such as Mozambique and Georgia our work is nearly finished; in others there is still a lot to be done. Many countries will require more years of clearance - in Afghanistan, for example, our current work plan extends to 2023.

With more deminers and more equipment we can shorten that timeframe and allow ordinary people to go about their lives free from danger.

 

The difference we are making

  • Ponnagar returnees - female headed household

    During Sri Lanka’s long civil war Sasikala (Sasi) who lives in Ponnagar in northern Sri Lanka suffered from a mine accident and lost her left leg. Sasi’s husband was killed during the heavy fighting at the close of the war in 2009, so she now cares for their children on her own.

  • Qoryaale MCH maternity ward

    HALO mineclearance enabled the international non-profit organisation, Caritas, to build a Maternal and Child Health facility. Completed in June 2014, the facility includes an examination room, maternity ward and delivery room.

  • Since 1991, HALO has conducted humanitarian demining in Cambodia to rid the country of the deadly legacy of nearly two decades of conflict. We examine how adopting a community-based demining approach has allowed HALO to contribute to social-economic growth in a variety of important ways.

Latest news & press releases

  • By September 2014 Clearance completed. 90 families have returned.

    By September 2014 Clearance completed. 90 families have returned.

    April 17, 2015

    The HALO Trust's core activity is clearing mine-contaminated land needed for housing, agriculture and infrastructure, read the blog by Laura Davies, Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  • April 10, 2015

    In March 2015 The HALO Trust achieved the milestone of over 5,000 mines destroyed since clearance began in November 2013 in Zimbabwe.

  • April 9, 2015

    The HALO Trust presented to the Convention on Conventional Weapons Group of Governmental Experts at the UN Palais des Nations, Geneva.