Where we work
We operate in 14 countries and regions worldwide.
The map shows all the locations of HALO's current and past operations, as well as where we have conducted surveys or assessments.
- HALO is the largest humanitarian clearance operator in Afghanistan, employing over 3,200 national staff
- Since 1988 HALO Afghanistan's mine and UXO clearance work has benefited well over 1.6m families directly, destroying almost 800,000 mines and over 27,000 tonnes of munitions
- HALO's work is allowing poor rural families to return land to productivity, so acting as a catalyst for improved livelihood opportunities and food security
0.8 million mines cleared
3250 Afghan staff
- HALO is committed to demining Cuito Cuanavale - the most mined town in Africa and scene of the continent's second largest tank battle
- HALO has opened up safer access along more than 7,500 km of formerly mined roads, aiding trade and development in hundreds of communities
- HALO’s humanitarian efforts in Angola have been highlighted thanks to visits by Prince Harry (2013) and the late Princess Diana (1997)
108k weapons destroyed
86k Mines cleared
- Clearance started April 2014
- More than 60 deminers from Armenia's Peacekeeping Engineering Battalion trained in humanitarian clearance by HALO and are now under HALO management
110 Confirmed hazardous areas
- HALO has been working in Cambodia since 1991, removing landmines and explosive remnants of war representing the legacy of over 20 years of conflict between Vietnamese, Cambodian government, and Khmer Rouge forces, as well as other armed groups.
- HALO was the first organisation to respond to Cambodia’s landmine problem and is still the largest international mine action organisation in the country, with over 1100 staff.
270k mines destroyed
10k ha. cleared
- HALO's Central African Republic programme was set up within three weeks
- By the end of the first month 2700 weapons had already been processed
2700 weapons processed
- HALO’s minefield survey and clearance directly supports Land Restitution to victims of the conflict
- Clearance to date has allowed IDP return and development activities to take place in safety
- We are looking to expand from 200 to 800 deminers over the next 5 years to support Colombia’s Mine Ban Treaty obligations
4.0 million IDPs
11k mine victims
- Abkhazia region declared mine free in 2011
- Shida Kartli region cleared of cluster munitions in 2009
- Since 2011 HALO has rehabilitated more than 20 bridges, culverts, and flood protection walls in Abkhazia
- HALO continues to clear Soviet legacy minefields and ordnance across Georgia
330 Abkhaz minefields cleared
- HALO has worked in Ivory Coast since 2011
- HALO is working closely with Ivorian authorities and the United Nations Mine Action Service to address the urgent need for better, safer ammunition storage
- Since the project began, HALO has destroyed nearly 100 tonnes of ammunition, disposed of over 8300 weapons and rehabilitated or newly built 190 stores and armouries
190 structures built or rehabilitated
8300 arms destroyed
- Without new funds clearance will take more than 10 years
- Mines and cluster munitions continue to disrupt the lives of Kosovo's rural poor
120 remaining minefields/ custer munition strikes
52 demining staff
- HALO’s main focus is efficiency of survey and clearance operations in Laos – our evidence based clearance and multi discipline teams support this aim
- We work in districts of highest UXO contamination and poverty rates in the country
- In less than two years HALO has grown into one of the largest I/NGOs in Laos, fielding more than 200 staff
10k items UXO destroyed
100 ha. cleared
- HALO completed clearance in northern Mozambique in 2007 and Maputo province in 2014 helping enable significant investment and development
- HALO has cleared mines from vital infrastructure including 26,646 from the Cahora Bassa Dam and 3,206 from the Maputo Power Lines.
- HALO has conducted over 800 explosive ordnance disposal call-outs, disposing of over 2,700 items of ammunition and over 96,000 bullets
168 thousand mines cleared
676 ha. cleared
- One of the highest per capita mine and ordnance accident rates in the world
- HALO is the only agency to conduct clearance
- Due to political restrictions on government donor funds HALO desperately needs private funds to complete clearance
44 km² minefield cleared
85% of Minefields cleared
- HALO is the only mine action organisation conducting mineclearance in Somaliland. Our 600 staff are deployed to clear areas that have the highest impact on local communities and their economy
- HALO’s mineclearance programme has benefited some 170,000 people since its inception. It’s estimated that 89,000 people remain affected by landmines
- HALO estimates that all known minefields in Somaliland will be cleared by the end of 2017
19k ha. cleared
250k explosive items destroyed
- HALO remains the largest mine action organisation in Sri Lanka and a key stakeholder to the recovery and development of the country.
- Post conflict, through timely survey and mineclearance, HALO has enabled the resettlement of over 200,000 people in northern Sri Lanka.
- HALO has cleared 1 landmine for every 4 people that live in HALO’s area of operations - one of the highest landmines to population ratios in the world.
187 thousand landmines cleared
2.7k ha. cleared
- HALO started work in the West Bank in 2014
- Over 50 years have passed since the West Bank minefields were laid
- The demining team includes twenty Georgian deminers and four Palestinian deminers
250 mines cleared in six months
- HALO’s survey teams reduced the estimate of contaminated area in north eastern Zimbabwe from 145km² to 30km²
- 88km of minefield frontage is situated within 50m of residential areas, and 58km of minefield frontage is situated within 10m of cultivation.
- HALO has successfully pioneered a survivor assistance project in Zimbabwe