Reference : V-P-MZ-E-00054
Date : 19/11/2013
Country/Region : MOZAMBIQUE
Caption : Tete Province, Chinzunga Hills, close to Cabora Bassa. A HALO Trust deminer watches a bulldozer scrap up mines.
Photographer : STIRTON, Brent
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : The HALO team uses the mechanical bulldozer to scrape up mines which have become buried over time. The bulldozer lays out the dirt and then that dirt is inspected by manual personnel. The average HALO deminer makes $260 a month doing this job, considered a good salary in Mozambique. Today, over 40 years later, these mines still maim and kill the local population and prevent them from utilizing vital agricultural land.
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, land mines, with nearly 8,000 mine-clearers.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour