The HALO Trust saves lives and restores livelihoods of people affected by conflict. We are active in over 25 countries with a global team of 10,000 people. HALO delivers programmes and policy leadership that promote sustainable and equitable prosperity.
HALO is the world’s largest landmine clearance charity, made famous by Princess Diana’s 1997 iconic minefield walk in Angola. But we are more than that. War and international aid has evolved, and HALO has changed in response.
HALO is one of the official partners of this year’s 2021 Big Tent Festival and will be hosting two events on Saturday 10 July.
Conflict & Global Britain looks at the role the UK should play when it comes to the challenges of modern conflict.
Resilience and Prosperity looks at what could be achieved by combining the strength of capital markets, private sector innovation and NGO experience to create resilience and prosperity.
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HALO is at the cutting edge of humanitarian response and stabilisation in the world’s conflict hotspots. Our work saves lives and supports the return of people displaced by conflict, helping to build peace and stability.
That’s why we can say with confidence that the UK government needs to be doing far more to respond to conflict if ‘Global Britain as a Force for Good’ is anything more than a slogan.
Conflict costs the global economy nearly 15 trillion dollars a year. It is the largest cause of population displacement and the World Bank estimates that two thirds of the world’s poor will live in proximity to conflict by 2030.
Join our conversation about what a UK strategy that is fit for purpose should look like. Read and share our blog by Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace & Disarmament and HALO’s Chris Loughran.
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Every part of the UK’s international aid community is calling on the government to restore aid spending to 0.7%. Cutting the budget by a third in the face of a global pandemic was not a sound strategy for a government that promised post-BREXIT global leadership reflecting UK values.
But traditional approaches to aid aren’t enough to cover the gap between the ‘global north’ and ‘global south’. International cooperation strategy needs to bring together the private sector, NGOs and innovation to create genuinely equitable partnerships for prosperity.
Join a discussion about how the UK can find new ways to support economic growth in the Global South. Read and share our blog on how HALO is driving innovative finance for landmine clearance, by Camille Wallen and Chris Loughran.