The Halo Trust celebrates ‘mine-free’ Mozambique


September 17, 2015

A Scottish land mine charity is marking the end of a 22-year campaign to clear Mozambique of land mines.

The country was one of the most mined in the world after a civil war but it is expected to declare itself officially “mine-free” on Thursday.

The Halo Trust, which is based in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, has taken a lead role in the lengthy operation.

The charity said its personnel cleared more than 171,000 landmines – about 80% of the total destroyed in the country.

 

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