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18 Jun 2019 description
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The HALO Trust seeks additional funds to safeguard the entire Okavango watershed in the Angolan highlands

LONDON-LUANDA – A major new conservation initiative was announced today between landmine clearance charity The HALO Trust and the Government of Angola.

The event was hosted by Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, and saw Paula Coelho, Angola’s Minister for the Environment, announce that her government will invest $60 million through HALO in an initiative to clear landmines surrounding the Angolan Okavango watershed.

21 May 2019 description
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On 3rd May 2019 we celebrated BP’s $1.2 million grant to HALO’s landmine clearance in Angola at a signing ceremony in the capital, Luanda.

HALO has been working in Angola for almost 25 years, removing landmines, saving lives and providing jobs for local people—clearing over 860 minefields and destroying 97,000 landmines.

In 2017 we launched our 100 Women in Demining project in Angola, empowering Angolan women by training and employing them to remove the landmines that threaten their communities.

04 May 2019 description
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  • Cash injection will support the HALO Trust’s 100 Women in Demining project, designed to employ and empower more women in humanitarian mine action in rural Angola

  • The project aims to safely clear the land equivalent of 40 football fields

  • Supports the Angolan Government’s goal to be mine-impact free by 2025, in line with its obligations to the Ottawa Landmine Treaty

03 May 2018 description
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The HALO Trust is to partner with Cazengo Coffee, who will be offering Angolan coffee to the US market for the first time in 40 years and contributing a share of sales to landmine clearance in Angola.

Angola’s battle for independence from Portugal, followed by a civil war that lasted for decades, devastated Angola its agricultural economy. Previously Angola had been the fourth largest coffee producer in the world.

02 Apr 2018 description

Two decades ago, Diana Princess of Wales walked in Angola’s minefields. In doing so, she captured the conscience of states, civil society and the public and helped inspire the final successful push to achieve the groundbreaking 1997 Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. States, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and campaigners came together in a way that changed the world.

29 Mar 2018 description
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Cuito Cuanavale, Angola—site of the largest battle on African soil since World War II and a potent symbol of Angola’s brutal civil war.

03 Nov 2017 description
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As the world observes UN Disarmament Week, this week marked a symbolic milestone in Angola’s National Disarmament Campaign.

Since 2005, a total of 125,000 weapons have now been destroyed in a campaign supported by HALO with funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.

10 Mar 2017 description
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The HALO Trust has been awarded a grant of $550,000 from the Government of Japan to conduct humanitarian demining and clearance of ordnance in Angola. The grant enables HALO to employ 50 Angolan demining staff for a period of 12 months.

The grant comes from the Japan’s Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). A signing ceremony to commemorate the grant was held in Luanda on 9 March 2017, at the official residence of the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Angola, His Excellency Hironori Sawada.

01 Apr 2011 description
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Press Contact: Kurt Chesko, Vice-President, HALO USA

+1-917-434-5004 or kurt.chesko@halousa.org

In Angola, 100% of Former Minefields Surveyed Found to be in Productive Use

Washington, DC, 1st April 2011 In conjunction with the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (Monday, April 4th), The HALO Trust, the world's oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization, has released the results of a study it conducted on how previously mined land is used after HALO has …

31 Jul 2008 description
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The Handheld Stand-off Mine Detection System, known as HSTAMIDS, is a dual-sensor mine detector developed specifically for the U.S. military by L-3 Communications Cyterra Corporation. HSTAMIDS combines advanced metal detector and ground-penetrating radar technologies, allowing a trained user to discriminate between metal debris (clutter) and metal that has associated mass (a possible mine).

Early deployment of HSTAMIDS was restricted to U.S. military operations, with some limited exposure to humanitarian demining organisations.

29 Jun 2002 description
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Halo Trust , the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance agency has cleared over one million mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) worldwide

THE HALO Trust, the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance agency, has cleared over one million mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) worldwide, the charity has announced.

HALO, which is based in the United Kingdom, currently has programmes in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Angola, Mozambique, Cambodia and the Caucasus - Abkhazia/Georgia and Nagorno Karabakh.

HALO employs more than 4850 local staff in nine …