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Landmines UXO and demining

Schoolkids find mine under tree

Primary school students playing outside their school in Oddar Meanchey province discovered an exposed landmine in the school yard on Wednesday. Students at Hun Sen Anlong Veng Primary School found the mine poking out of the ground “like a custard apple” while they were playing near ...

Kim Sarom

Switzerland provides 3 mln USD to Cambodia for mine clearance

Switzerland on Tuesday granted 3 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for mine clearance. The agreement was inked between Rahel Boesch, director of Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation office in Cambodia, and Setsuko Yamazaki, director of UNDP office in Cambodia, ...

Business Ghana News Staff

Old landmine injures 7 farmers in northwestern Cambodia

Seven people were injured on Wednesday morning after they stepped on an old landmine while walking to their rice fields in a former battlefield in Anlong Veng district of Oddar Meanchey province, the provincial governor, Sar Thavy said. ...

Global Times News Staff

Weapons cache found

A cache of 130 AK-47 rifles, ammunition and two unexploded rockets have been found by a group of children in the Oral mountain range, Kampong Chhnang police officials said yesterday. Khem Vibol, police chief at Teuk Phos district, where the weapons were reported to the authorities, ...

Kim Sarom

Buried mine injures pair of soldiers

Two Cambodian soldiers sustained injuries after accidentally setting off a buried anti-personnel mine in Pailin on Sunday. The soldiers were stationed at the A3 military camp based in Chheu Krom village, on the Cambodian-Thai border in Pailin. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Death toll from landmines in Cambodia down 43 pct in 9 months

Landmines had killed 21 people in Cambodia in the first nine months of 2013, a 43 percent drop compared with the 37 deaths over the same period last year, a report of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority showed Saturday. From January to September this year, 57 ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Japan Pledges $9M to Demining in Battambang

The government of Japan will donate about $9.13 million to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) to further their efforts in clearing Battambang province’s Bavel and Ratanak Mondol districts, two of the most heavily mined areas nationwide, officials said Wednesday. ...

Denise Hruby

Floods Bring Another Danger to the Northwest—Landmines

In the past decade, thanks to extensive demining efforts, few residents of Battambang province’s Rokha Kiri district had seen land mines, millions of which once covered Cambodian soil after decades of civil war. ...

Mech Dara and Denise Hruby

Unexploded mines found

Seven unexploded landmines were discovered last week by construction workers building a highway through Banteay Meanchey province, police said yesterday. The mines, which include an anti-tank mine and six Russian-made devices, were found buried in Thma Puok district, Banteay Chhmar commune, after heavy rains helped expose ...

Lieng Sarith

Cambodian to meet some MDG goals, deal landmine issues: envoy

Cambodia will meet some of the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015 and will continue to deal with landmine threats, said a Cambodian envoy to UN Tuesday at the General Debate of the UN General Assembly. The number of people below the poverty line ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Landmines kill 19 people in Cambodia in 8 months

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Landmines have killed at least 19 people in Cambodia in the first eight months of the year, down from 26 deaths over the same period last year, the figures of the Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) showed Thursday. The latest ...


Huge UXO stash found by farmer

A potato farmer who unearthed old bullets as he ploughed his field on Friday in Oddar Meanchey province discovered more than 500 pieces of unexploded ordnance, anti-mine officials said yesterday. Farmer Hun Kren, 29, alerted authorities to the discovery in Banteay Ampil district, where Cambodian Mine ...

Kim Sarom and Laignee Barron

UXO kills one, injures two others in Pailin

One man was killed and two teenagers injured on Sunday while cleaning unexploded ordnance they found just past the border of Pailin, in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province. Sot Phy, 27, was killed on the spot, while a 14- and 16-year-old were badly injured. ...

Lieng Sarith

Japan Provides Almost US$800,000 for Mine Clearance in Battambang Province

The Government of Japan has decided to provide a total of US$791,720 to Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) to improve mine clearance in Battambang province in 2013. The grant contract was signed here last Friday at the Embassy of Japan between H.E. Kumamaru Yuji, Japanese Ambassador ...

C. Nika

Landmine casualties in Cambodia down 36 pct in 7 months

Cambodia reported 74 landmine casualties in the first seven months of this year, down 36 percent from the 115 casualties over the same period last year, the figures of the Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) said Tuesday. During the January-July period this year, 12 people were ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Anti-tank mine explodes, killing 6 in Cambodia

Six farmers were killed on the spot and another one seriously injured after a home-made tractor ran onto an old anti-tank mine in northwestern Preah Vihear province, police chief confirmed Thursday. The accident occurred in a forest in Chom-ksan district when the tractor hit the mine ...

Five Cassava Plantation Workers Injured by UXO

Two workers were blinded and three others were injured on Saturday after a fire they built on a cassava plantation in Kratie province set off an unexploded ordnance (UXO), Pi Thnou commune police chief Sum Hon said yesterday. ...

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