Humpty Dumpty Institute Hosts Landmine Education Tour
to Phoenix, AZ
September 27-28, 2010
Ms. Currin opened with an overview and history of the landmine/UXO problem worldwide and how HALO Trust’s programs tackle the challenge. Mr. Ginther continued the program with an overview of HDI's past and present landmine programs in Laos, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam highlighting HDI's holistic approach to landmine clearance and development in each of these countries. Mr. Holm concluded the program, speaking about the importance of mine action programs around the world and how the United Nations is addressing the issue. Mr. Holm informed students that there are still seventy-eight countries affected by land mines and unexploded ordinance and about how the U.N. is supporting mine risk education and survivors assistance for those injured by landmine accidents.
HDI’s Landmine Education Tour educates and informs high school and college/university students, teachers, and community leaders about the continuing prevalence of landmines in the developing world, how landmines impede economic and agricultural development around the world, and highlight the considerable contributions made by the U.S. to eradicate landmines and UXO around the globe.
Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.