The HALO Trust is a non-political, non-religious registered British charity and American non-profit organization whose purpose is to remove the debris left behind by war, in particular, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) that might present a danger to civilians. Founded in 1988 it was the first humanitarian demining organisation. HALO has cleared more mines than any other comparable organisation.
HALO operates in ten countries and has nearly 8,000 mine-clearers. HALO's largest operation is in Afghanistan, where the organization operates as an implementing partner of the Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA).
HALO's Global Head Quarters is located in Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, In a converted stable block.
Angelina Jolie is also a Trustee of the Charity.
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