The HALO Trust is a non-political, non-religious NGO, registered in Britain as a charity (no.1001813 and SCO37870) and in the United States as a 501©(3) Not-for-Profit organisation. HALO specialises in the removal of the hazardous debris of war.
They have nearly 8,000 full-time mineclearers in 10 countries, with on-going surveys into new regions.
By May 2010, twenty-two years after founding HALO, they have reached some important milestones that include:
- over 1.3 million landmines destroyed
- over twelve million items of larger calibre ordnance destroyed
- over fifty million bullets destroyed
- over 2,800 heavy weapon systems immobilized
- over 128,000 assault rifles destroyed
- over 6,800 minefields cleared
- 25,241 hectares (62,373 acres) made safe from landmines
- 125,192 hectares (309,357 acres) made safe from unexploded and abandoned ordnance
- 12,068 kilometers (7,498 miles) of roads cleared
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HALO Trust has received support from the following celebrities: