Explore a minefield on Google Earth

Angelina Jolie, Google Earth Outreach and The HALO Trust announce the launch of "Explore a Minefield", which brings added transparency to humanitarian landmine clearance.

Tours of mine-affected areas are created for viewing  in Google Earth software and narrated by Angelina Jolie, a longtime HALO supporter, taking viewers to Cambodia and Angola. "Explore a Minefield" shows how mine clearance has allowed families to return home, land to be used for agriculture, roads to  be re-opened, and children to walk to school safely – in short, communities to thrive.  It also shows viewers minefields that remain in villages and still require clearance.

Click here to watch the tours.

HALO is a partner of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation (MJP)-an organisation committed to rural poverty eradication and environmental security.

"I will always say that there is nothing more yielding than staring at a school or a health centre surrounded by landmines.  And although Cambodia has thousands of NGOs working in development, there are only a few that will risk their lives.  HALO deminers have been our key partners in the fight against rural poverty.  They've helped us create safe areas in remote villages scarred by civil war.  Without their professional and dedicated teams, we would not have been able to deliver the programmes needed to alleviate food insecurities or access the health facilities and schools in northwestern Cambodia." Stephan Bognar CEO. Learn more about the work of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation on their website - www.mjpasia.org.