HALO Clears Explosives in Post-War Angola


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(The HALO Trust) In São Lucas village, Angola, young boys gather scrap metal, earning 25 Angolan Kwanzas per kilo. While this income is meager in developed nations, in rural Angola, it supports families. São Lucas emerged 30 years ago after the Angolan Civil War, leaving behind explosive remnants.

HALO, with U.S. government funding, focuses on clearing and educating the community about the dangers of unexploded items. The village, relying on agriculture, faces risks while plowing fields due to buried explosives. HALO's Explosive Ordnance Risk Education sessions led to the discovery and safe disposal of a cache of grenades and cannon rounds. The soba (traditional leader) acknowledges the importance of this work for São Lucas' development and the safety of its residents.

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Published: Monday, February 5, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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