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05 Oct 2019 description

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces UK aid match support for demining charity The HALO Trust.

Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, thanks to fresh UK support for demining charity The HALO Trust.

UK aid will match public donations to the charity’s Zimbabwe appeal, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced today (Sunday 6th October).

28 Sep 2019 description

Huambo - Angolan government has spent USD 60 million in recent years to fund the demining process in the country aimed to do away with the anti-personnel mines.

This was confirmed Friday in the central Huambo province by minister of State for Social Area, Carolina Cerqueira, while speaking to the press, as part of Prince Harry's visit to Angola.

Cerqueira said that in addition to the investments, the Angolan Executive also developed international cooperation with the anti-mine movement.

27 Sep 2019 description

By Jane Cocking

MAG’s chief executive, Jane Cocking, is in Angola where Prince Harry will meet MAG staff and once again draw the world’s attention to the country’s landmine legacy.

More than twenty years after his mother walked through a minefield here, Prince Harry is today following her steps through the town of Huambo in central Angola. Although Huambo is unrecognisable from the place Diana saw. No longer a dangerous, deserted minefield, it’s now a bustling community, where people shop, eat and children go to school.

22 Sep 2019 description

Caxito - At least 2,404,400 square meters in Bengo and Luanda provinces have been cleared of landmines by the 12th brigade of the Special Demining Unit attached to the President's Security House.

The information was given to the press on Friday in Bengo at the end of the act of destroying 1,578 unexploded ordnance, collected from 2006 to 2019, in the area adjacent to the Ambriz municipality vocational training center, on the former transport line of high voltage electricity (kilometer 44) and in the area of the new Luanda airport in Catete.

28 Aug 2019 description

Luanda - At least 1,220 areas of Angola are still affected by landmines, especially the provinces of Cuando Cubango, Moxico, Cuanza Sul and Bie.

This fact was released Tuesday, in Luanda, by the head of the office of Exchange and Cooperation of the National Inter-sectoral Commission on Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Adriano Gonçalves.

The official, who was speaking to journalists, on the sidelines of the Workshop on the National Strategy for the Mine Action Sector in Angola, said that the country needs US $ 300 million to be mine free by the year 2025.

26 Aug 2019 description

1. Aperçu de l'Allocation

Date limite pour la soumission des propositions de projet : vendredi 15 février à 15H00 (heure de Kinshasa)

A) Introduction / situation humanitaire

17 Aug 2019 description

Ndalatando - At least 108,925 kilometres of roads and 9,668 kilometres of power lines have been cleared of landmines in the country over the past 17 years, said on Friday the minister of Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Faustina Fernandes Alves.

During the opening of the National Campaign for Mine Risk Education and Prevention and Other Remnants of War, The minister also said that another 10,000 kilometres, where the fibre optic cables pass, were also cleared.

23 Jul 2019 description
report APOPO

Task completion and new Program Manager for APOPO Angola.

During Angola’s 27-year civil war, countless families were forced to flee their homes and faced starvation and the struggle to survive. When the fighting ended in 2002, landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) littered fields, villages and towns, and continue to kill and injure people to this day. As long as the landmines stay in the ground, Angola's economic development will remain severely hindered in rural areas.

18 Jun 2019 description
report HALO Trust

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.

17 Jun 2019 description

By Jane Cocking

Decades ago Angola was an agricultural breadbasket – self-sufficient in all major food crops and exporting many others. More than a million landmines have contributed to a legacy of war which has left rural communities decimated, fearful and unable to make use of Angola’s natural gifts to produce food and income to thrive.

12 Jun 2019 description

Uige - An amount of USD 200,000 have been spent on land mine removal in northern Uige province in the last 12 months, announced Tuesday the Japanese Embassy in Angola.

Speaking to journalist, the Chargés d’Affaires of Japan’s Embassy, Toshinori Matshushiro, said the money was earmarked for demining process in five areas located in Dange-Quitexe (three), Bungo (one) and Maquela do Zombo (one).

09 Jun 2019 description

Luanda - Over USD 300 million are need by the National Inter-sectoral Commission for Demining (CNIDAH) to be able to clear about 174 kilometres of the Angolan territory of landmines by the year 2025.

The information was given last Friday, in Luanda, by the CNIDAH representative, Adriano Gonçalves, on the fringes of an action against mine co-ordination meeting dubbed “Agenda 2025”.

Speaking to journalists, Adriano Gonçalves disclosed that Cuando Cubango, Moxico, Cuanza Sul, Bié, Benguela and Lunda Norte are the provinces with the highest quantity of landmines.

21 May 2019 description
report HALO Trust

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.

16 May 2019 description

Situation Overview

The United Republic of Tanzania was host to 84,347 refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC, as of 31 December 2018, representing the 25.8 per cent of the total refugee population in the country. The majority of refugees, some 84,246, continued to reside in the refugee camp of Nyarugusu and the remaining population in urban areas.

04 May 2019 description
report HALO Trust

BP ANGOLA COMMITS $1.2 MILLION FOR PIONEERING LANDMINE CLEARING IN ANGOLA WITH THE HALO TRUST

  • 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

22 Feb 2019 description

Luena - At least 1.468 various explosive devices were destroyed Thursday in Sachifunga municipality, nine kilometers east of Luena city, by the special demining brigade, assigned to the 7th military brigade of the Security House of the President of the Republic.

The package of destroyed material are 677 AKM ammunition, 620 PKM ammunition, 128 various ammunitions, 30 multi - millimeter mortars, 5 anti - personnel mines, 6 RPG - 7, 2 VOG and 1 hand grenade.

05 Feb 2019 description

"This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States' CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and UXO. Our assistance also helps countries destroy or enhance security of their man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and their threat to civilian aviation, in addition to other weapons and munitions.