What is happening in Angola?
After the civil war ended in 2002, Angola became – and remains – one of the most mine-contaminated countries in the world.
The conflict left behind a devastating and dangerous legacy of landmines and unexploded bombs, each one capable of killing or leaving a person with devastating injuries.
We urgently need to remove each mine and deliver vital risk education. Help save a life by making a donation today.
Moxico Province, Angola
On January 9 2023, a six-year-old girl died and six of her playmates were injured following the explosion of a piece of unexploded ordnance in a village in Moxico Province, Angola.
The children are thought to have been playing with the curious item, unaware of its danger, when it exploded suddenly.
The accident follows one at the end of November 2022, in the same region, which saw the death of a seven-year-old girl with six others injured.
The natural curiosity of children means they are at high risk of injury from explosive ordnance. An unexploded bomb can look like a tempting toy to an inquisitive child.
This tragedy serves as a reminder that landmines and unexploded bombs are not a problem of the past. While the conflict in Angola ended in 2002, children still live with the constant threat of these deadly incidents.
We must get to every unexploded bomb and landmine before a child does.
Our results in 2021
Land released by deminers and machines
Risk education sessions
Landmines & unexploded bombs destroyed
Small arms ammunition destroyed
Everyday 15 people are killed or injured by landmines and unexploded bombs across the world. More has to be done to stop this threat. We need to come together and take action.
Our deminers risk their lives to find and destroy landmines and unexploded bombs so that they can remove them and stop further casualties. They are driven by a determination to give their own communities - their friends and family - back a life of safety, sometimes decades after the conflict ended.
Continued conflict across the world means our deminers are more vital than ever.
Even when the fighting ends, landmines and unexploded bombs remain — causing death, injury, and suffering for decades to come.
It is not fair and it is not right that families will be trapped in fear long after conflict ends.
No one should live with the legacy of war.