Sri Lanka

  • Measuring approximately 12 square kilometres, Muhamalai is the largest remaining mined area in the country and a persistent challenge for mineclearance. Previously coconut plantations and residential...
  • During the final stages of the civil war, the LTTE were pushed back into the Division of Puthukkudiyiruppu. The battle forced the residents of the local villages from their homes and into the homes...
  • In 2000, life changed dramatically for the residents of the serene fishing village of Nagarkovil. As the LTTE were pushed south out of the Jaffna peninsula by the Sri Lankan Army, the fighting...

Nagorno Karabakh

  • Make Norashenik village safe from cluster bombs - amount required: $11,000Norashenik Village, in Lachin Region, was hit by a cluster bomb strike during the war. A few years ago, Virab Shaboian found...

Angola

  • On a recent Thursday afternoon, while his little sister Tina held her mother’s hand and hid shyly behind a tall white stick, Daniel Antonio posed proudly with his family on their farm. The result is...
  • You would be hard pressed to find a more scenic town in Angola than Londuimbali. Londuimbali is located on a main East-West highway, 90km northwest of HALO’s operational headquarters in the...
  • “We didn’t know we had built our houses on a minefield”. Fortunately, it was just a metallic “clink”. The sound of the edge of an enxada (hoe) hitting a buried landmine. Alfonso Jose, a...
  • Children play just 20 metres from a minefield in which three people have hit or trodden on mines within the last six months of 2009; one is seriously injured, one has recovered, the other died. The...
  • Cunhinga is a small town on the Benguela railway 15km from Kuito, the provincial capital. It controlled the approaches to Kuito from UNITA’s main base in Andulo, and accordingly was heavily mined by...

Mozambique

  • Chicamba Dam Minefield hicamba primary school is 100m from a 2km long minefield. This mine line was laid by Government troops to protect the dam and hydroelectric infrastructure from sabotage....

26 years of clearing the debris of war and helping millions of families return home