Welcome to The HALO Trust
The HALO Trust is a charity that specialises in destroying the debris of war. We have a simple mission statement:
'Getting mines out of the ground, for good'
Over the past twenty-five years the HALO Trust has made the world a much safer place, passing the following milestones along the way:
Over 200,000 cluster munitions destroyed
Over 1.5 million landmines destroyed
Over 11 million items of larger calibre ordnance destroyed
Over 54 million bullets destroyed
Over 3,400 heavy weapon systems immobilized
Over 167,000 assault rifles destroyed
Over 10,800 minefields cleared
36,254 hectares (89,586 acres) made safe from landmines
146,837 hectares (362,841 acres) made safe from unexploded and abandoned ordnance
14,545 kilometres (9,038 miles) of roads cleared
These statistics are a testament to the dedication of our staff who are undertaking one of the most inherently dangerous jobs on earth, and to the generosity of our donors who understand that our work directly saves lives.
The HALO Trust, our staff and our donors are helping people and communities return to normal, rural livelihoods in some of the poorest countries in the world.
In countries such as Mozambique and Georgia our work is nearly finished; in others there is still a lot to be done. Many countries will require more years of clearance - in Afghanistan, for example, our current work plan extends to 2023.
With more deminers and more equipment we can shorten that timeframe and allow ordinary people to go about their lives free from danger.