Our humanitarian work is immensely rewarding, because the impact is so tangible, but we are delighted that HALO and its staff have also achieved recognition by winning a number of awards.

2012 - The Uk Charity Awards

Winner - International Development and Aid, based on our highly successful deployment of 264 female and 803 male deminers who, between them, cleared over 120,000 landmines from the mine-affected villages in northern Sri Lanka. As a result, 190,000 internally displaced people returned home safely.

More than four hundred hectares of mined land was painstakingly cleared, including land now used for school playgrounds, medical facilities, paddy fields, roads, houses and gardens, temples and fishing jetties.

Winner - Award for Overall Excellence

2009 - guy willoughby wins Humanitarian Award

The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award is presented annually to a group or individual who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society as a whole, through personal self-sacrifice, selfless service, 'hands on' charitable/volunteer work, or other acts. Guy Willoughby in his acceptance speech recognised the heroic and often unrecognised work of aid workers in the field, "who do this remarkable job, day in and day out, to try to make the world a better, safer place."


The Lew Kopelew Prize, set up to commemorate the distinguished Russian author and dissident, was awarded to the HALO Trust in recognition of the NGO’s work in the Caucasus region.

Winner - The Lew Kopelew Prize (Cologne) for peace and human rights 2001

1998 - The European Commission's First European Festival of Solidarity (Barcelona)

Winner - Major Post-Conflict Labour Reconstruction category