Nagorno Karabakh has one of the world's highest per capita rates of accidents caused by mines, cluster munitions and other explosive remenants of war. The HALO trust is the only international NGO present in Karabakh and has, since 2000, provided the sole capacity in the region for the clearance of mines and the disposal of unexploded ordnance. Mines and unexploded ordnance have a profound impact upon day-to-day lives of the rural population and dramatically affect the income of thousand of poor families. The international isolation of Nagorno Karabakh that impovrishes the people of Karabakh also makes it extremely difficult for the HALO Trust to raise funds to work in that region.
Manual mine clearance in the woods.
The HALO Trust at work, Khramort minefields, Nagorno-Karabakh, July 2014