Prince Harry ‘Irritated’ Landmine Providers Aren’t Helping Clearance Efforts

Prince Harry ‘Irritated’ Landmine Providers Aren’t Helping Clearance Efforts

From BBC

Prince Harry is “irritated” that some nations which provided landmines are not helping with the clearance effort, one of his charities has revealed.

The head of the Halo Trust was speaking after the prince traveled to Angola to see the charity’s mine clearance work.

Prince Harry visited Cuito Cuanavale and met those benefiting from the work.

The charity was championed by his late mother Princess Diana and is the oldest organization of its kind. The prince is patron of its 25th Anniversary Appeal.

In 2010 he met some of Halo’s teams working in Mozambique.

Shortly before her death in 1997, Princess Diana was filmed visiting minefields that were being cleared by the trust in Angola, drawing the world’s attention to the situation.

The town of Cuito Cuanavale in south-eastern Angola is believed to be the most densely mined town in Africa, following the country’s bloody and protracted civil war.

In a statement issued by Kensington Palace, Prince Harry said he was keen to support the charity in any way he could.

The trip took place earlier this month and Prince Harry’s spokesman announced at the time that he was in Angola.

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