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Landmines UXO and demining

UXO explosion in Pailin province injures two men

Two men were seriously injured in an explosion of a 74 mm unexploded shell ordnance at Huy Tbong village in Pailin province. Lieutenant Colonel Kong Samnang, deputy police chief of Pailin city, said yesterday the explosion of the ordnance, which occurred at around 5pm on ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728071/uxo-explosion-in-pailin-province-injures-two-men/

Preah Vihear excavator driver hit by sharpnel

An 18-year-old man was rushed to the Choam Ksan district referral hospital after he sustained serious head injuries on Sunday when the excavator he was using to dig a canal hit an anti-tank mine in Kamprak village, Yeang commune, Preah Vihear province. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-excavator-driver-hit-sharpnel

Farmer killed after accidentally hitting landmine

A farmer was killed following an accidental mine explosion in Oddar Meanchey province. The victim was said to have been ploughing on farmland in the province’s Anlong Veng district when the tragedy happened. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723287/farmer-killed-after-accidentally-hitting-landmine/

CMAA and UNDP put mine clearance as top priority

Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority and UNDP have identified landmine clearance as a priority task in line with the government’s National Mine Action Sector Plan 2018-2025 in a bid to ensure that Cambodia becomes landmine free.​ ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723387/cmaa-and-undp-put-mine-clearance-as-top-priority/

Landmine fatalities drop

Twenty-six people were killed and injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the first four months of this year, the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) said in a report on Monday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landmine-fatalities-drop

One teen killed, four injured in UXO explosions

A boy was killed and four others sustained injuries when a UXO and a landmine exploded in two separate incidents in Battambang province’s Samlot district and Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720609/one-teen-killed-four-injured-in-uxo-explosions/

CMAC collects and destroys UXOs

Cambodian Mine Action Centre experts and four provincial authorities have destroyed a cluster munition weighing more than 300 kilograms and more than 60 UXOs. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50716352/cmac-collects-and-destroys-uxos/

Experts remove UXOs found by farmers in Preah Vihear

The Tbeng Meanchey district police and Cambodian Self Help Demining (CSHD) officers removed 17 active unexploded ordnances (UXOs) on Sunday from a plantation in Chheanmok commune in Preah Vihear province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/experts-remove-uxos-found-farmers-preah-vihear

Germany pledges further $3.8M for mine clearance

Germany has committed to providing another €3.5 million ($3,841,000) over the next two years to the Halo Trust for landmine clearance in Cambodia in a bid to help the Kingdom reach its landmine-free goal in 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-pledges-further-38m-mine-clearance

UK commits $4.3 million to demining

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has committed a further $4.3 million to aid demining activities in Cambodia as part of an extension on the Second Global Mine Action Programme (GMAP2). ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uk-commits-43-million-demining

CMAC, TMAC ink demining agreements

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC) on Tuesday signed an agreement on research and mine clearance in areas near the border. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-tmac-ink-demining-agreements

Japan gov’t grants $1.43 million in aid for social projects

Japan on Thursday provided a $1.43 million grant to three organisations working to clear cluster bombs, improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural conditions for poverty reduction in Cambodia. The grant was signed by Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami and representatives of the three recipients ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-govt-grants-143-million-aid-social-projects

UN agency to continue support for landmine and ERW victims

Unicef yesterday announced that it is committed in continuing support for the government and its development partners to reduce threats posed by mines and explosive remnants of war. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694709/un-agency-to-continue-support-for-landmine-and-erw-victims

Government steps up to reach 2025 mine-free goal

Prime Minister Hun Sen has allowed the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) also known as the Mine Authority to access funds to deploy 2,000 Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) personnel in the humanitarian demining operation from 2020-2025. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-steps-reach-2025-mine-free-goal

CMAC targets more than 100 villages in Banteay Meanchey for demining work

The Cambodian Mine Action Center has targetted more than 100 villages in Banteay Meanchey province for mine clearing operations over the next three years. Leng Ranin, CMAC provincial demining unit chief, said yesterday they have selected 103 villages for the effort to be carried out from ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692369/cmac-targets-more-than-100-villages-in-banteay-meanchey-for-demining-work

Switzerland will donate $6M

Switzerland will donate $6 million to support demining work in Cambodia and clear all mines in the country by 2025, its ambassador announced on Wednesday. During a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia Helene Budliger Artieda said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/switzerland-will-donate-6m

Australian government provides $10 million for Cambodia’s landmine clearing

Australian government provided $10 million for landmine clearing in the Kingdom. The aid was announced when new Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Chiho Kang today met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn at the ministry. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689920/australian-government-provides-10-million-for-cambodias-landmine-clearing

UXOs destroyed in Battambang town

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) officials have successfully detonated unexploded ordnance in Battambang town, leading to roads being reopened in Svay Por commune. Battambang town governor Peng Sithy said the unexploded ordnance was found along the Sangke riverbank as crews conducted restoration work near the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxos-destroyed-battambang-town

12 killed, 50 injured by landmines/ERW last year

The Kingdom recorded about 80 casualties caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war across the country last year. This is an increase of more than 30 percent compared to 2018. According to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority report issued yesterday, from ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684774/12-killed-50-injured-by-landmines-erw-last-year

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