(information to complement the War Ghosts story, below)
The HALO Trust is the largest humanitarian demining organisation in the world. Their aim is to make the land safe for people in former war zones to live, farm and travel through. It operates in 16 countries and has been in existence since 1988. They train and employ local people who know the terrain to lift mines both manually and using various kinds of demining machinery.
HALO has been working in Angola since 1994 and has lifted over 68 000 landmines in around 570 locations around the country. They also dispose of weapons and ammunition.
Between 2005 and 2015 the Cuito Cuanavale operation has cleared 25 minefields with another 40 still to be tackled.
In Kuando Kubango Province The HALO Trust has destroyed around 32 000 anti-personnel mines and 14 000 anti-tank mines. It is estimated that around 40 per cent of the mines have been lifted.
Read more about the work of the HALO Trust here