The HALO Trust

The HALO Trust is a non-political, non-religious NGO which specialises in the removal of the hazardous debris of war. HALO’s mission is to lead the effort to protect lives and restore livelihoods threatened by landmines and the explosive remnants of war.

HALO was founded in 1988 and with around 7,000 global staff, is the largest agency conducting this work in the world today. The organisation's HQ is based in South West Scotland.

HALO is currently running landmine clearance, UXO clearance and Weapons and Ammunition Disposal programmes in 18 countries and territories and has previously conducted assessments and operations in many other countries.

Over the course of twenty-seven years, HALO has safely destroyed over 1.5 million landmines, over 11 million items of large calibre ordnance, over 200,000 cluster munitions and more than 54 million bullets.

Member Type

Organisational member, E

Areas of Interest

  • Advocacy and Campaigns
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Development
  • Disability
  • Displaced people
  • Economic Development
  • Gender Issues
  • Good Practice & Effectiveness
  • Peace and security

Operational Areas

  • United Kingdom
  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Colombia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Georgia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Ukraine
  • Zimbabwe


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