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Kingdom receives aid for demining

The Chinese government on January 19 provided around $1 million worth of equipments for mine action in Cambodia. The aid came as Cambodia launched the National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025.​ ...

Voun Dara

Canada called to chip in for demining work

Cambodia has requested that Canada consider supporting a research project and review the current status of minefields as related to land use across the country to reduce the cost and time for demining. ...

Nov Sivutha

Casualties from landmine/UXO in Cambodia down 42 pct in first half of the year

Cambodia reported 36 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in the first half of 2020, down 42 percent compared with 62 over the same period last year, said an official report on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

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

CMAA seeks 2,000 soldiers to partake in mine-clearance

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority is seeking 2,000 army personnel to engage in demining so the Kingdom can to achieve its mine-free goal by 2025.​ ...

Mom Kunthear

Mine action authority continues push for mine-free Kingdom by 2025

The government and foreign donors have spent about $500 million to clear land mines and war remnants in the Kingdom over the last 20 years, making formerly mine-strewn areas safe for cultivation. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities, ...

Khuon Narim

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

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

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

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

Resources needed to hit demining goal

A senior Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) official on Monday said the organisation needs an additional budget of $406 million and a further 1,000 mine-clearing personnel to meet its goal of 100 per cent mine clearance by 2025. Senior minister and CMAA ...

Soth Koemsoeun

CMAA: Thirty killed or disabled by UXO this year

At least 30 people have been killed or disabled by unexploded ordnance (UXO) this year, a 76 per cent increase on the same period last year. The incidents happened during the grabbing of forest land, illegal wildlife hunting, unauthorised logging and attempted UXO disposal. “From ...

Soth Koemsoeun

The UK to continue demining support

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday said that the United Kingdom will continue to support demining efforts until the last mine is cleared in the Kingdom. CMAA vice president Ly Thuch said he met with British ambassador Tina Redshaw on Friday and ...

Khy Sovuthy and Mom Kunthea

Japan provides grant for demining

CMAC director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Sunday that Japan has offered $3,536,680 for mine clearance throughout the Kingdom and another $300,000 for CMAC operations in Battambang province, which also involves supporting mine victims for 12 months starting from January 1 to December 31. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Unexploded ordnance found while excavating land

Thirteen unexploded bombs left over from the civil war were unearthed when a villager was excavating soil to construct a toilet on Friday in Kampong Chhnang city’s Ba’ier commune, according to police. ...

Pav Suy

Mine casualties continue to decline

Casualties caused by landmines and unexploded ordnance decreased last year in comparison to 2016, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority has said. ...

Mom Kunthear

CMAC lashes out at US comments

Government demining bodies have reacted to a United States Embassy statement on US-made chemical weapons uncovered in Svay Rieng, accusing the embassy of distorting facts and evading responsibility for its wartime legacy. ...

Phak Seangly and Andrew Nachemson

US chemical bombs found in Svay Rieng

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) found two unexploded bombs containing dangerous chemical substances at a primary school and a pagoda in Svay Rieng province’s Romeas Hek district yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary

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