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To Walk the Earth in Safety (2008)
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
June 2008
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To Walk the Earth in Safety

The power of civil society! This particular clearance site was being worked on by The HALO Trust thanks to funding from the Freedom Fields USA nongovernmental organization in Carmel, California, and Rotarians in Seattle, Washington.  PM/WRA encourages the generous contributions and involvement of concerned citizens and the private sector in mine action and conventional weapons destruction around the world through its Public-Private Partnership program, which marked its 10th Anniversary in 2007. [Richard Kidd, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement]
The power of civil society! This particular clearance site was being worked on by The HALO Trust thanks to funding from the Freedom Fields USA nongovernmental organization in Carmel, California, and Rotarians in Seattle, Washington. PM/WRA encourages the generous contributions and involvement of concerned citizens and the private sector in mine action and conventional weapons destruction around the world through its Public-Private Partnership program, which marked its 10th Anniversary in 2007. [Richard Kidd, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement]
A team of MAG deminers show Zeke Topolosky, Project Engineer (center), and Charlie Chichester, Deputy Program Manager (right), of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program (HD R&D), the state of the “hammers” on a Tempest flail demining machine. The Tempest is being field tested in Cambodia by MAG with HD R&D’s support. [John Stevens, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement]
A team of MAG deminers show Zeke Topolosky, Project Engineer (center), and Charlie Chichester, Deputy Program Manager (right), of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program (HD R&D), the state of the “hammers” on a Tempest flail demining machine. The Tempest is being field tested in Cambodia by MAG with HD R&D’s support. [John Stevens, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement]

The challenge coin of the U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program given to foreign recipients of U.S. mine action aid.The U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program is an interagency initiative operated by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Development’s Leahy War Victims Fund and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its field programs comprise mine clearance, mine survivors assistance, mine risk education, and research and development.

Pictured here is the challenge coin of the U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program (formerly the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program); it is given to foreign recipients of U.S. mine action aid. It also serves as a logo and appears on some of the vehicles and other specialized mine clearance equipment that is donated by the United States to these aid recipients.

United States Department of State Public-Private Partners in Humanitarian Mine Action

PM/WRA 10th Anniversary Public-Private Partnership LogoAdopt-A-Minefield | Association of Volunteers in International Service | C King Associates Ltd | Center for International Rehabilitation | Center for Teaching International Relations | Children of Armenia Fund | Children’s Surgical Centre | CIREC | Clear Path International | Coalition Against Landmines | Cranfield University | DanChurchAid | Danish Demining Group | DC Comics | Demining Agency for Afghanistan | Freedom Fields USA | Global Care Unlimited | Golden West Humanitarian Foundation | Grapes for Humanity | HALO Trust | Handicap International–France | Health Volunteers Overseas | Help Handicapped International | Humpty Dumpty Institute | Information Management and Mine Action Programs Inc. | International Eurasia Press Fund | Iraqi Mine and UXO Clearance Organization | The Julia Burke Foundation | Kids First Vietnam | Landmines Blow! | Lipscomb University | MAG | Marshall Legacy Institute | MCPA–Afghanistan | MDC–Afghanistan | Medical Care Development International | Messiah College Landmine Action Project | Mine Action Information Center | Newsweek Education Program | One Sri Lanka Foundation | Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghanistan Rehabilitation | PeaceTrees Vietnam | People to People International | The Polus Center for Social & Economic Development | Prestige Health Care Technologies | Prosthetics Outreach Foundation | Roots of Peace | Dr. Ken Rutherford/Missouri State University | Save the Children | Schonstedt Instrument Company | South Florida Landmine Awareness Group | Spirit of Soccer | Students Partnership Worldwide | Survey Action Center | Survivor Corps | Swiss Foundation for Mine Action | United for Colombia | United Nations Foundation | Veterans for America | Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund | World Education | World Rehabilitation Fund

Points of Contact

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement

Richard G. Kidd IV
Director
KiddRG@state.gov

James F. Lawrence
Principal Deputy Director
Public Engagement and Resources Management
LawrenceJF@state.gov

Colonel Yori R. Escalante, USMC
Deputy Director Mine Action Programs
EscalanteYR@state.gov

Steve R. Costner
Deputy Director, Policy
CostnerSR@state.gov

Tim R. Groen
Resource Management
GroenTR@state.gov

John E. Stevens III
Public Affairs/Public Diplomacy
SteveJE@state.gov

 



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