Our deminers, drawn from the communities we serve, are at the heart of what we do. Their local knowledge, technical expertise and dedication to ridding their country of mines and other explosive remnants of war ensures that we hand over land with the utmost confidence that it is free of all known landmines.
By providing local people with a living wage, HALO is also contributing to stimulating local micro-economies and helping people get back on their feet after the upheaval of conflict.
After the Six Day War in the late 1960s, the churches surrounding the site where Jesus was baptised were heavily mined. No one has set foot in these churches since then.
The HALO Trust has received approval by both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities and the Christian churches to clear the minefields around the Baptism Site in the West Bank. This project not only removes a deadly legacy of conflict; it helps build bridges between fractured communities.
Nagorno Karabakh is a remote and beautiful place, with a unique identity, but its people have been haunted by landmines for more than two decades. In fact, Karabakh has the highest per capita incidence of landmine accidents in the world -- a third of the victims are children.
The HALO Trust, together with its donors, has been clearing landmines and cluster munitions in Karabakh since 2000. We've cleared 88% of the territory's minefields so the end is in sight.
Now, thanks to an incredibly generous donor, all donations will be matched so that we can finish the job.
Donate today to create Safe Steps for the people of Karabakh.
Our mission is to lead the effort to protect lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by war.
We continue to play a major part in getting mines out of the ground, for good, but we are also increasing our role dealing with the broader debris of war – small arms, IEDs and unexploded ordnance.
We are engaged with humanitarian demining in 20 countries and four territories and we have a growing portfolio of programmes delivering weapons and ammunition management, including weapons disposal, ammunition disposal and physical security and stockpile management.
In our work to make people and places safe we embed ourselves in local communities, build capacity and work closely with local and national governments as well as aid and development partners.
We create safe and secure environments, offer opportunities to rebuild lives and livelihoods, and prepare the way for development and long term stability.