Save lives! Support global landmine removal programs

From Ukraine to Laos, from Colombia to Angola, landmines and other explosives threaten millions of innocent people.

While families around the world starve, lethal devices keep agricultural land out of use. And while children yearn to run free outside, deadly explosives lay buried in their path.

As conflicts rage on around the world, the need is greater than ever to remove these explosive devices and create a safer future for us all.

Please join us in asking Congress to support humanitarian demining programs. Help save lives.
Dear Representative/Senator,

Support global demining in FY24 Budget

As your constituent, and a supporter of The HALO Trust, I want to thank you for supporting life-saving humanitarian demining programs in the FY24 budget. And, I am calling on you to include $271 million for these programs in the final budget, and an additional $94 million for demining programs in Ukraine.

From Ukraine to Vietnam, from Colombia to Ethiopia, landmines and other explosive remnants of war are killing and harming thousands a year – many of whom are children. The presence of explosives prevents post-conflict reconstruction and stability. I am deeply concerned about the humanitarian cost of allowing landmines to remain in the ground. We cannot allow these senseless deaths to continue.

The House has included $271 million for Conventional Weapons Destruction programs in the SFOPS budget (a modest increase), while the Senate has matched last year's allocation at $264 million. The Administration has requested roughly $94 million for demining efforts in Ukraine.

It is ESSENTIAL that Congress includes no less than $271 million for these life-saving State Department programs and $94 million for demining in Ukraine in the FY24 foreign aid budget.

This support is necessary to keep civilians safe worldwide, prevent dangerous weapons from falling into the wrong hands, and promote U.S. leadership in countries of strategic national importance. Please ensure the US continues to be the world's leader on demining.

Thank you for your leadership on this important issue.


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