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

China grants millions for mine clearance

China has provided a $2.5 million grant to the government to support the demining activities of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre. According to a CMAC statement issued on Thursday, China granted the aid under the China-Aided Cambodia Landmine Elimination Project, which will run until May 2019 ...

Pech Sotheary

Two dead from UXO blasts

Two men have been killed and another seriously injured in two separate incidents involving unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Banteay Meanchey and Preah Vihear this week. According to Heng Ratana, the director-general of Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), a farmer in Oddar Meanchey province’s Preah Net ...

Soth Koemsoeun

US cuts funding to CMAC amid government’s war of words with superpower

The United States has cut funding next year for the Cambodian Mine Action Centre following months of criticism from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government of America’s war legacy in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga and Phak Seangly

Farmer injured in mine explosion

A farmer from Oddar Meanchey province’s Banteay Ampel district was injured on Saturday when his excavator hit an anti-tank mine. District police chief Hom Phearum said that 23-year-old Khum Raksmey was seriously wounded, but did not describe the extent of his injuries.   ...

Ros Chanveasna

Landmine casualties dip below 100 for first time

The number of victims killed or injured by landmines or other unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from Cambodia’s decades-old wars is projected to have dropped below 100 last year, for the first time since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, as far as ...

Zsombor Peter

UXO injuries, deaths up in ’14

Landmine casualties more than doubled in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to officials, who are pointing to the wider use of industrial agricultural equipment – such as tractors – as the reason for the uptick ...

Sean Teehan

3 Cambodian children die in old mortar round explosion

A 60 mm mortar shell exploded in northern Cambodia Thursday afternoon, claiming the livers of two boys and a girl, the local police said. Landmines and unexploded ordnance killed 22 people and injured 89 others in 2013, according to a report of the Cambodian Mine ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Landmines kill 22 people in Cambodia last year, down 49 pct

Landmines had killed 22 people in Cambodia in 2013, down 49 percent compared with 43 deaths in a year earlier, a report of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority showed Tuesday. Besides the deaths, 89 others were injured, down 37 percent from 142 injuries, the report said. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

China provides mine clearance training to Cambodian soldiers

A team of 12 Chinese military experts on Thursday started offering a six-week mine clearance course to 52 Cambodian peacekeeping force. The training is being held at the Institute for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance. According to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority, ...

Global Post News Staff

Death toll from landmines in Cambodia down 43 pct in 9 months

Landmines had killed 21 people in Cambodia in the first nine months of 2013, a 43 percent drop compared with the 37 deaths over the same period last year, a report of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority showed Saturday. From January to September this year, 57 ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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