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Landmines UXO and demining

Mine, UXO casualties up 40 percent

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority has reported that casualties increased this year by more than 40 percent when compared with the same period last year. A CMAA report obtained yesterday showed there were 71 casualties from January to October due to landmine and unexploded ordnance ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668223/mine-uxo-casualties-up-40-percent/

Cambodia recommits to clearing up mine-affected areas by 2025

At the Fourth Review Conference on a Mine-Free World held in Oslo, Norway, from November 25-29, Cambodia recommitted to its goal of clearing all land containing mines and cluster bombs by 2025. In a press release on Sunday, Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-recommits-clearing-mine-affected-areas-2025

Foreign Affairs Ministry requests Sweden to continue demining aid

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has reiterated his request for Swedish government to consider continuing to provide aid for demining action in Cambodia, a senior official said.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665723/foreign-affairs-ministry-requests-sweden-to-demining-aid/

Battambang man being treated after losing arm to UXO

A 38-year-old man lost his arm when after he accidentally detonated an anti-tank mine while operating a paddy rice cutter in Chouk Chey, O’Beichoan commune in O’Chrov district, Banteay Meanchey province on Monday afternoon. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/battambang-man-being-treated-after-losing-arm-uxo

Koica planning to lend support in mine clearing

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) said on Wednesday it has embarked on a feasibility study – Project of Mine Action for Human Development Programme in Cambodia – to advance community development in villages that have been deemed mine-free. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koica-planning-lend-support-mine-clearing

Joint commitment toward mine-free Cambodia

Australia, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority and the UN development programme on Friday signed a joint statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to working toward a mine-free Cambodia by 2025. ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660644/joint-commitment-toward-mine-free-cambodia/

Nearly 70 killed or hurt by UXOs this year

Sixty-seven people were killed or injured by mines and unexploded ordnance during the past nine months and three weeks. The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority said that from January until October 17, there were 47 cases, 21 from landmines and 26 from UXOs. “So ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652667/nearly-70-killed-or-hurt-by-uxos-this-year/

Mine, UXO incidents see sharp rise

At least 66 people have been killed and injured by mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) so far this year, an increase of 23 on the same period last year, a report obtained by The Post said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mine-uxo-incidents-see-sharp-rise

Japanese mine aid agreed

The Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) is to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) with $401,650 in untied aid following the signing of an agreement on Monday. JMAS representative Noriyoshi Suenaga and CMAC director-general Heng Ratana signed off on the agreement. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-mine-aid-agreed

Japan to boost demining efforts

Japan today will provide more than $1 million in grant aid to two NGO’s for demining work, community healthcare projects and children support networks. The signing ceremony for the grant assistance totalling $1,052,298 will be held in the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh. An embassy statement ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647698/japan-to-boost-demining-efforts/

Japan pledges to aid demining work until 2025

The Japan Mine Action Service yesterday pledged its continued support for demining action until 2025, when the Kingdom aims to be mine-free. Nakano Masahito, its technical adviser, said at a press briefing at the Japanese Embassy that JMAS will work hard to help clear landmines and ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638519/japan-pledges-to-aid-demining-work-until-2025/

US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-government-provide-425k-war-era-cluster-bomb-clearance

CMAC deployed after bomb discoveries in Banteay Meanchey

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) specialists have been deployed to begin unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Banteay Meanchey province after the tailfins of large bombs were found protruding from the ground. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-deployed-after-bomb-discoveries-banteay-meanchey

China provides CMAA with new demining tools

As the number of mine casualties has nearly doubled in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, the Chinese government yesterday provided new equipment to the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority for clearance activities. The equipment ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50617404/china-provides-cmaa-with-new-demining-tools/

Farmer finds 140 UXOs in Siem Reap

A farmer found more than 100 UXOs while driving a tractor to plough his rice field in Siem Reap province on Monday. Colonel Sun Eng, Svay Loeu district police chief, said 45-year-old farmer Ken Kay was driving a tractor to plough his rice field located ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50615776/farmer-finds-140-uxos-in-siem-reap/

UXO blasts wound two in Oddar Meanchey, Pailin

Two men were wounded in separate unexploded ordnance blasts on Saturday in Oddar Meanchey and Pailin provinces. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Sunday that the first incident occurred in Trapaing Prasat district’s Bak Anloung commune in Oddar Meanchey province at 9:55am on ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-blasts-wound-two-oddar-meanchey-pailin

CMAC builds elephants from weapons

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has fashioned nearly 10,000 old and damaged weapons into elephants, trucks, maps and clocks to be kept at the Peace Museum of Mine Action in Siem Reap province. It will help future generations learn about the violence of the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-builds-elephants-weapons

CMAC clears two Mk 82 bombs in Kampong Speu, Prey Veng

Demining experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Monday cleared two Mark 82 (Mk 82) bombs in two separate locations. In Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district, a villager discovered one bomb buried about 8m below ground, while another was found over 4m ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-clears-two-mk-82-bombs-kampong-speu-prey-veng

CMAA records increase in accidents and casualties

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday reported a 96 percent increase in the number of casualties during the first four months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. According to its report, there were 47 casualties from January to April, ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50605170/cmaa-records-increase-in-accidents-and-casualties/

Woman in Banteay Meanchey loses leg after UXO explosion

Explosive remnants of war continue to haunt the Cambodian people with the country at peace, with a 33-year-old woman losing a leg after stepping on a landmine while harvesting bamboo shoots in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/woman-banteay-meanchey-loses-leg-after-uxo-explosion

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