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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

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

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/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/resources-needed-hit-demining-goal

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmaa-thirty-killed-or-disabled-uxo-year

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50579067/the-uk-to-continue-demining-support/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provides-grant-demining

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50116030/unexploded-ordnance-found-while-excavating-land/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106145/mine-casualties-continue-to-decline/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-lashes-out-us-comments

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34710/us-chemical-bombs-found-in-svay-rieng/

Casualties from explosives decline

Casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) declined over the first nine month of 2016 compared with the same period last year, according to a report. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31323/casualties-from-explosives-decline/

Survivor: war ends but suffering remains

Forty-six-year-old Phon Chet, who lost his left leg to cluster bombs 14 years ago, sits with other impaired people at a rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham province during a media tour on Thursday. Due to unexploded ordnance left over from the civil war in the 1970s, ...

San Bunsim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27872/survivor--war-ends-but-suffering-remains/

Mine deaths up between Jan, June in Cambodia

Twenty people have been killed in Cambodia by mines or other explosive remnants of war in the first six months of the year, up from 11 deaths in the same period last year. ...

Lauren Crothers
http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/mine-deaths-up-between-jan-june-in-cambodia/616741

Remnants of war causalities down

There were fewer casualties from explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Cambodia during the first six months of this year than in the same period last year, according to a Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) report released yesterday.   ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27544/remnants-of-war-causalities-down/

Kingdom's mine targets ‘out of reach’

Cambodia is likely to come under scrutiny as parties to the UN’s anti-landmine convention gather in Geneva this week, with a recent report saying the Kingdom is unlikely to hit its mine clearance targets, even under an already-extended deadline.The 14th meeting of states parties to ...

Zoe Holman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-mine-targets-out-reach

UXO casualties ‘down by 38%’

Cambodia reported 44 casualties related to landmines and explosive remnants of war in the first four months of 2015, a 38 per cent fall from the same period last year. ...

Ethan Harfenist
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/uxo-casualties-down-38

Money a worry for deminers ahead of 2019 clean-up deadline

During the Management of Residual Explosive Remnants of War (MORE) Symposium in Siem Reap this week, attendees were invited to a demonstration at a live minefield only an hour north of the town. Despite indications that the 2019 treaty deadline would not be met and ...

Kimberley Mccosker
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/money-worry-deminers-ahead-2019-clean-deadline

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