Sunday, September 20, 2015
Mozambique Cleared of Landmines by Bi-Partisan Effort
Mozambique had more than 200, 000 landmines left at the end of the civil war in 1992.
The Halo Trust, a landmine-clearance non-profit, has declared the country cleared of landmines. This is the most landmines every cleared from one country by the trust.
Halo was founded in Britain. The effort in Mozambique was largely funded by the U.S. affiliate.
Halo Trust USA is chaired by Cindy McCain, wife of Republican Senator John McCain. The board also includes former Democratic Senator Mark Udall.
Removing landmines is a noble effort that people can join in across party lines, even in this highly partisan moment.
I commend the Halo Trust and the government of Mozambique for a great achievement.