Reference : V-P-MZ-E-00154
Date : 11/2013
Country/Region : MOZAMBIQUE
Caption : A woman demining for HALO Trust.
Photographer : STIRTON, Brent
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : Mozambique was one of the most heavily landmined countries in the world, both from its 11 year long War of Liberation as well as its conflicts with both South Africa and Rhodesia for sheltering both the ANC and Mugabe's Zanla freedom fighters. HALO has cleared over 22,700 anti personnel mines and reclaimed of 500,000 square meters of land for the local population. HALO runs both mechanical and manual operations. Mozambique is pushing hard to meet its donor obligations to be land-mine free by the end of 2014, under the mandate of the Ottawa convention on the land mines.

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 : 5478x7304
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour