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18 Mar 2008 description
report Irish Aid

Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt T.D., today announced that Irish Aid will provide over €1.8 million for humanitarian mine clearance in Afghanistan, Angola and Somalia.

The funding will support the operations of the HALO Trust, a Non-Governmental Organisation which, for over twenty years, has been removing mines and explosive remnants of war in conflict-affected countries around the world.   It is estimated that landmines and explosive remnants of war maim or kill up to 20,000 people each year. 

Announcing the funding, Minister …