Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia

by The HALO Trust
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia

Project Report | Jul 17, 2014
Make Landmines History

By Amy Currin | Development Director

Cambodian amputee harvesting his rice crop
Cambodian amputee harvesting his rice crop

“My life has changed a lot since the HALO Trust came to clear mines. I am very happy.” Mr. Sena.

In northwest Cambodia, Sena, his wife and their five year old son lived surrounded by landmines for years. Unable to farm their land because of the mines, Sena cut trees in the forest on the border of Thailand to try and earn a living. This is a notoriously dangerous occupation as there is still a high concentration of mines in the border area. Generous donor funding allowed HALO to clear the family’s land and, once the area was safe, a local NGO began to train the community in agricultural skills. Sena learned how to look after chickens and has planted a vegetable garden on the cleared ground. Mineclearance saves lives and returns livelihoods. 

Last month the Third Review Conference on the Mine Ban Treaty was held in Mozambique. Over 1,000 representatives of States and international NGOs met to discuss the global effort to end the suffering caused by landmines. HALO appealed to the delegates to aspire to make landmines history by 2025. It’s a global problem we know how to solve. In Cambodia, if we can keep our efforts focused we can get it done. In the first half of 2014, HALO Cambodia has made safe more than 170 minefields, finding and destroying over 1,825 landmines and 3,000 other explosive items.

Thank you for being a part of the global effort to make landmines history.

HALO deminer, yellow sticks mark each mine found
HALO deminer, yellow sticks mark each mine found
Children get water from a well on cleared ground.
Children get water from a well on cleared ground.
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

The HALO Trust

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @HALOTrustUSA
Project Leader:
Amy Currin
Head of Development
Washington , DC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by The HALO Trust that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.