Monday, 8 February 2016

US-Norway launched a joint initiative for a global landmines clearance in Colombia

US President Barack Obama launched a global anti-landmine initiative for Colombia at an event at the White House on February 5. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was also present. This is a joint US-Norwegian initiative that will raise awareness of the issue of humanitarian mine clearance and the goal to make Colombia mine-free by 2021.
A U.S. supported demining technician from The HALO Trust scans for buried landmines and UXO [Photo courtesy of The HALO Trust].
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