HALO Trust Continues Progress in Heavily Mined Karabakh

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HALO Trust Continues Progress in Heavily Mined Karabakh

So far this year, The HALO Trust has destroyed 240 antipersonnel
landmines, 230 antitank mines and 718 items of unexploded ordnance in
Nagorno Karabakh Some 2,400 acres of land have been cleared by the
organization in 2004 alone.

Nagorno Karabakh is one of the most mine-affected areas in the world and
accidents continue to plague the region. The per capita accident rate is
higher in Karabakh than in more publicized countries like Afghanistan
and Cambodia. As people are repatriated into uncharted, potentially
mined territory, landmine accidents continue to occur. In June, HALO
reported three accidents during the month causing injury to four
civilians.

HALO provides employment for 199 local people in Nagorno Karabakh. At
present manning levels, clearance will take from five to seven years.

For more information please visit HALO’s website at

http://www.halousa.org/
www.halousa.org.

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