During her virtual visit she was able to see the lifesaving work being carried out by the HALO Trust in North Western Syria, which will help protect people from unexploded devices that could cause devastation to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Along with a number of her Parliamentary colleagues, Theo Clarke MP for Stafford heard first-hand from the HALO team on the ground about their work helping to clear mines and explosives. In the last four years over 4,500 casualties, a quarter of which were children, have been recorded from explosive hazard related incidents. This adds significant extra pressure to local healthcare systems.
UK Aid backed programmes are helping to clear unexploded mines, therefore keeping civilians safe and helping to stabilise one of the most dangerous regions in the world. Theo Clarke MP was grateful to the Coalition for Global Prosperity and the HALO Trust for arranging this virtual visit and for giving her the opportunity to see first-hand how Global Britain is acting as a force for good in the world.