HALO starts humanitarian demining operations in Colombia

from HALO Trust
Published on 19 Sep 2013 View Original

HALO’s Colombian deminers started mineclearance yesterday at El Morro minefield in Antioquia Department. This minefield has previously caused casualties and two weeks ago a seven year old boy living within 500m picked up a mine. Clearance of this minefield is expected to be complete by November and will benefit the 1,000 people living nearby.

HALO Trust’s work in Colombia will not only save lives but also contribute to the peace process, allowing communities to return in safety, and permit subsequent development.

HALO would like to thank the governments of USA, Germany and the UK, and the EC / UNMAS and Foundation Pro Victimis and HALO’s private donors who are supporting our Survey, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Mineclearance operations in Colombia.