Today we were delighted to welcome Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development, to visit HALO’s offices in Salisbury.
"I've come to Salisbury today to see first hand the amazing work done by the demining charity The HALO Trust. Landmines are indiscriminate killers. They have maimed and killed 100,000 people around the world in the last 20 years. HALO set up an office in Salisbury last year and is helping to support the economy of this great British city."
"HALO, which UK Aid helps to fund, is working on the frontline in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, to clear mines and make some of the world's most fragile countries safer places to live. Landmines stop families and communities from using land that could be put to use to grow food and graze livestock, crippling local economies."
SUPPORT FROM UK AID IS PROMOTING TECHNICAL INNOVATION TO HELP SAVE LIVES
At a recent speech at Chatham House, Penny Morduant spoke of the way UK Aid is funding technological developments to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people: "With new technology we have breathtaking possibilities, new solutions to old problems.”
HALO has a strong tradition of partnering with British technology and engineering companies to find new solutions to meet the evolving challenges of mine clearance across the world. Today we were were joined by our partners and suppliers from MMD, JCB, Cobham and FAUN Trackway who were able to demonstrate to the Secretary of State the profound benefits of our collaboration.