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CMAA provides demining gear to army

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) donated mine detectors, personal protective equipment and specialised explosive disposal tools worth over $780,000 to the Army Engineering Command and the Bodyguard Unit. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmaa-provides-demining-gear-army

GMAC mobilising support for mine clearance

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has pledged to mobilise support from around 700 of its member companies for demining work in Cambodia, with a fund-raising event scheduled for November 17. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gmac-mobilising-support-mine-clearance

Demining remains priority, says PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen instructed local authorities, demining operators and citizens to cooperate to safely eliminate the scourge of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/demining-remains-priority-says-pm

Cambodia records 40 landmine, ERW casualties in first eight months

Cambodia registered 40 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first eight months of 2022, up 21 percent compared with 33 over the same period last year, according to a report released on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146548/cambodia-records-40-landmine-erw-casualties-in-first-eight-months/

Australia a prominent partner in Cambodia’s demining efforts

Senior Minister Ly Thuch, First Vice President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), said that he considers Australia to be a prominent and strong partner for mine action in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501094318/australia-a-prominent-partner-in-cambodias-demining-efforts/

Cambodia calls for development partners’ continued commitment to achieve 2025 mine-free vision

Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), has appealed to the development partners and donors to continue their support for Cambodia to realise its vision of mine-free country by 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924731/cambodia-calls-for-development-partners-continued-commitment-to-achieve-2025-mine-free-vision/

CMAA continues to clear the Kingdom of landmines and ERWs

Senior Officials of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) highlighted yesterday that from 2018 to 2020, around 421 square kilometres of contaminated land containing landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) was cleared, benefitting around 2 million people.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50923171/cmaa-continues-to-clear-the-kingdom-of-landmines-and-erws/

Landmine casualties in Cambodia down 32 pct in first half of 2021: report

Cambodia reported 26 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first half of 2021, down 32 percent compared with 38 over the same period last year, said a report released on Sunday. ...

Xinhua
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-07/11/c_1310055218.htm

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-receives-aid-demining

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canada-called-chip-demining-work

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738375/casualties-from-landmine-uxo-in-cambodia-down-42-pct-in-first-half-of-the-year/

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

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

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50671879/cmaa-seeks-2000-soldiers-to-partake-in-mine-clearance

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669777/mine-action-authority-continues-push-for-mine-free-kingdom-by-2025/

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

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