Development cooperation ,08.12.2020

HALO/Humanitarian Mine Action in Afghanistan


In Afghanistan, HALO will conduct manual mine clearance in areas most affected by mines and unexploded remnants of war, provide risk education and assist victims of mine accidents. Lately, HALO has focused on clearing grazing land. The aim of the project is to improve human security by saving lives and preventing injury; to enhance stability and economic security by releasing land for income-generating activities and by employing local women and men; to strengthen Afghanistan’s national ownership of mine action. The beneficiaries of the project include those that are most vulnerable, such as previously displaced people and young men that risk to be recruited by different armed groups. HALO will provide employment for local communities by recruiting women and men as deminers. Finland will support the implementation of the project with 4 million euros during 2021-2025.

Funding decision  08.12.2020

4 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Removal of land mines and explosive remnants of war 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

HALO Trust



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