Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
- Angola: Floods - Mar 2010
Maps & Infographics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 …
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.
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 …