Global landmine victim assistance conference in Cambodia promises support to survivors

The third global conference on assistance to landmine victims concluded in the capital of Cambodia on Thursday, vowing to carry out actions and policies to improve the lives of survivors and affected communities, a senior Cambodian official said. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia ready to host the 5th Review Conference of Mine Ban Treaty

Cambodia is ready to host the 5th Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty: Siem Reap Angkor Summit on a Mine-Free World, which will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff

$110 million contributed toward demining

The government has contributed more than $110 million toward mine clearance operations, management of mine action institutions and through tax exemptions on demining equipment over the last 10 years. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, yesterday disclosed this ...

Khy Sovuthy

Swiss commit $6 million to demining

The Swiss government will provide $6 million for demining work in Cambodia from next year to 2025, which is the year the Kingdom targets to become mine-free. Ly Thuch, Cambodian Mine Action Authority vice president, met with Lars Buechler, a representative of Swiss Development and ...

Khy Sovuthy

CMAA reports increase in landmine incidents

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority has estimated that the number of mine casualties has increased in the first eight months of this year when compared to the same period last year. ...

Mom Kunthear

Deminers to get training in China

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority is going to dispatch 40 of its demining staff to China to receive training next month as part of China’s commitment in supporting mine clearance.​ ...

Pav Suy

More than 20 bombs destroyed in Preah Vihear

Cambodian Mine Action Centre officials on Tuesday detonated a pile of about 20 bombs found by a farmer working his land in Preah Vihear province. Chan Dy, Chey Sen district deputy chief of police, said yesterday that a Samrong village farmer notified police about the ...

Mom Kunthear

UXOs found in Preah Vihear province

Nearly 100 unexploded ordnances were handed over to the authorities yesterday after farmers working the land found them in Preah Vihear province on Friday. A Koulen district police official said yesterday that police were called after villagers reported that farmers had accumulated about 70 UXOs. ...

Mom Kunthear

Villagers discover bombs in Siem Reap

Police in Siem Reap province have handed over 14 unexploded ordnances left over from the war to an NGO tasked with demining. Svay Leu commune police chief Hout Sopanha said yesterday that villagers found the unexploded ordnance while clearing land for farming and then contacted his ...

Pav Suy

Landmine casualties down

Serei Kosal, vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, said on Monday during a workshop in Siem Reap province that there were 43 casualties this year, including nine deaths and 34 injuries.​ ...

Mom Kunthear

Landmine casualties drop by one-third this year

Cambodia reported 66 landmine casualties in the first six months of 2015, a 35 percent drop, compared with 101 cases one year earlier, according to data released yesterday . ...

James Brooke

Cambodia sees 55 pct rise in landmine casualties in half year

Cambodia on Wednesday reported 101 landmine casualties in the first six months of 2014, an increase of 55 percent from 65 casualties over the same period last year. The report from the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority showed that from January to June this ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Landmines kill 10 Cambodians, injure 61 in 4 months

Cambodia on Friday reported 71 landmine casualties in the first four months of 2014, an increase of 61 percent from 44 casualties for the same period last year. The report by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority showed that during the January-April period, 10 ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Landmine casualties in Cambodia up 90 pct in first two months

Casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance have remarkably increased in the first two months of this year, a report of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority showed Tuesday. The country reported 40 casualties, 6 people died and 34 injured, during the January-February period this ...

Global Times News Staff

New hound joins mine battle

Cambodia’s newest demining employee comes with an impressive resume, years of experience – and four legs. Rambo touched down in Phnom Penh yesterday, then was driven to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) training facility in Kampong Chhnang province. He is the first of 18 trained ...

Vong Sokheng

CMAC eyes budget bump of $13 million

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is looking to increase its annual budget to $33 million this year amid a need to upgrade its life-saving equipment, an official said yesterday. Approximately $10 million has already been raised, according to CMAC director Heng Ratana, who expressed confidence ...

Amelia Woodside

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