Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia

Aug 13, 2013

Protect the Children

Loeng Vouch and Loeng Orn walk on safe ground.
Loeng Vouch and Loeng Orn walk on safe ground.

Dear HALO Supporters, 

It is hard to imagine having to worry that your next step might set off an explosion. Can you imagine a child, unable to remember a war, yet becoming its victim? 

Loeng Vouch (nine years old) and Loeng Om (seven years old) do not attend school because its far away and their family cannot afford to send them. Instead they help cut grass and bamboo that the family can sell. Their mother, Mrs. Sngoun Oun supports the family of five. Mrs. Oun was alarmed to learn that HALO found a landmine behind their home where her children often walk. The family had recently moved to Malai District from Kampot Provnice to work the land that belongs to her sister. They had no idea the land was mined. Mrs. Oun was afraid to grow crops in the dangerous field but she couldn't go back to Kampot, as she couldn't find work. She was scared for her children.

HALO, thanks to supporters like you, removed the mines from their land this May. Now Mrs. Oun and her sister have plans to farm. If they make enough money selling their crops the children might be able to attend school. For now, it is enough to know that they are safe.

Thank you for helping to protect the children of Cambodia. Together we are making landmines history, not some innocent person’s future. 

Yellow markers show where mines were found.
Yellow markers show where mines were found.
You can help protect the children of Cambodia.
You can help protect the children of Cambodia.



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