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Mine action in Angola


 

SUMMARY: Senior Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellow Michael Tirre recently traveled with officials from the U.S. Department of State to help monitor U.S.-funded humanitarian mine action programs in Angola. While there, he visited the HALO Trust's U.S.-funded demining operations near Menongue, Angola. This minefield runs between two villages, making it a hazardous journey for local civilians. The site has seen almost a dozen animal/livestock accidents in recent record. The second photo shows Tirre photographing a former minefield cleared by the HALO Trust in the same area. The white stakes show where HALO removed landmines. In the background, tree stumps are visible where villagers have already used the land to harvest wood and prepare for cultivation.


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Published: Monday, June 11, 2018

Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2018

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