Susan Sarandon, HALO Ambassador
HALO is delighted to announce that Academy Award-winning actor and activist Susan Sarandon has joined the organisation as an Ambassador.
Ms. Sarandon brings an abiding commitment to humanitarian causes, including the UN’s children’s fund, UNICEF, and we are grateful that she is joining HALO’s work to protect lives and restore the livelihoods of those affected by conflict. We look forward to taking her to visit one of our programmes, to see first-hand the work that our 12,500 local staff do every day to clear the landmines and explosives so communities and countries can rebuild.
"The war in Ukraine and other forgotten conflicts such as Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia have made HALO's work even more urgent and essential today. I look forward to hearing more about the 12,500 men and women who work for HALO worldwide and how they are at the forefront of building safe and resilient communities in the shadow of conflict.”
James Cowan, CEO, The HALO Trust
Ms. Sarandon joins HALO at time when the urgency of our work is more apparent than ever. Protracted conflicts in Yemen, Libya, Syria and Somalia continue to destroy lives. In Ukraine, the war has caused devastation to thousands of families, left behind a lethal tide of landmines and explosives, and had repercussions around the world—worsening food shortages. We are extremely grateful for Ms. Sarandon's support.
“As programme manager of HALO in Ukraine, I have witnessed the war and its devastating consequences first-hand over the last six months. On behalf of my Ukrainian colleagues and indeed all my colleagues worldwide, I’d like to thank Ms. Sarandon for her support at this momentous time in HALO’s history.”