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UXO casualties highlighted on mine awareness day

In a statement released Tuesday to mark Cambodia’s 16th National Mine Awareness Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen warns all Cambodians to be vigilant of an increase in anti-tank mine casualties. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/uxo-casualties-highlighted-on-mine-awareness-day-78631/

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
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-07/30/c_133520217.htm

‘Chemical’ barrels to be tested

Experts will begin tests today on two barrels discovered in Mondulkiri province earlier this week, which are suspected to contain chemicals used by the US in the 1970s in its war against the Viet Cong, officials said yesterday. Heng Ratana, director general of the Cambodian Mine ...

Sen David and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98chemical%E2%80%99-barrels-be-tested

Villagers find chemicals dropped by us in 1970s

Villagers in Mondolkiri province have found a pair of rusty barrels believed to date back to the early 1970s and which officials suspect hold chemicals the U.S. used in its war against the Viet Cong to defoliate trees and eliminate cover. The officials said they did ...

Saing Soenthrith and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-find-chemicals-dropped-by-us-in-1970s-62934/

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
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-06/06/c_133388480.htm

Cambodian woman dies, 5 others injure after old mortar shell explodes

A war-left mortar round exploded on Friday morning, killing an old woman and seriously injuring five others in northern Kampong Thom province, a provincial military police chief said. “The explosion occurred at 7:40 a.m. local time in Kampong Svay district when a man was hitting ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-05/23/c_133355659.htm

Grenade attack on deputy chief prosecutor’s home

A grenade was thrown into the home of Kompong Thom Provincial Court deputy prosecutor Say Nora on Saturday night but the official escaped injury as he was not at home when the device exploded, police said. Provincial police chief Phan Sopheng said the attack was an ...

Saing Soenthrith
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/grenade-attack-on-deputy-chief-prosecutors-home-58988/

Two deminers killed in mine explosion in northwestern Cambodia

Two Cambodian deminers were killed on Saturday after an anti-tank mine exploded during a mine clearance operation in a former battlefield in Cambodia’s northwestern Battambang province, a local police officer said Sunday. The accident took place in Battambang province’s remote Samlot district when the two victims ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-05/11/c_133325669.htm

One man dead, 2 injured in mine explosion

An anti-tank mine killed one man and injured two others in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district on Friday afternoon, a local demining official said. The three men, aged between 22 and 25 years old, worked for a tile company and were traveling in a truck to ...

Hay Pisey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/one-man-dead-2-injured-in-mine-explosion-58139/

One dies, 3 injured in old mine explosion in eastern Cambodia

One man was killed on the spot and three others sustained injuries after a truck, carrying roof tiles, ran onto an old anti-tank mine in eastern Tboung Khmum province, local police chief confirmed Saturday. The accident occurred at a rural path in Memot district when the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-05/03/c_133306615.htm

Man injured by landmine in Poipet

A 19-year-old man was seriously injured when he stepped on a landmine in Poipet commune on Wednesday as he tried to illegally sneak across the border to work in Thailand, a local official said. Ouk Borith, 19, was crossing the border with another man when the ...

Hay Pisey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/man-injured-by-landmine-in-poipet-57368/

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
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/854674.shtml#.U09J9_mSx8E

US provides Cambodia with underwater demining equipment

The United States on Thursday handed over underwater demining equipment to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC)’s Underwater Demining Unit in northern Kampong Chhnang province, said a press statement from the US Embassy. US Ambassador William E. Todd delivered the equipment, including inflatable boats, air compressors, ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/852563.shtml#.Uz4W0vmSxqU

Two killed in mine, mortar shell blasts in Battambang, Pailin

A man and a teenage boy were killed by an anti-tank mine and a mortar shell in separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, according to police. In Battambang province, Chea Toum, 37, was seriously injured when the tractor he was walking behind set off a buried ...

Hay Pisey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-killed-in-mine-mortar-shell-blasts-in-battambang-pailin-55263/

Funding boost for Cambodia’s hero mine-detecting rats NGO

The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin ...

Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/funding-boost-for-cambodias-hero-mine-detecting-rats-ngo-54308/

CMAC Closes Probe Into Fire Amid Allegations of Corruption

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) said Wednesday that it has closed its investigation into a fire at an equipment repair workshop in Battambang City on January 24 that destroyed equipment and vehicles worth an estimated $400,000. Heng Ratana, CMAC’s director-general, said that the fire had ...

Kuch Naren and Colin Meyn
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cmac-closes-probe-into-fire-amid-allegations-of-corruption-51543/

Ministers sign deals to bolster trust

Thailand and Cambodia have signed four new agreements focused on bolstering trust and maintaining security. Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat made the announcement after the 9th GBC meeting at Wangjuntr Golf Park in Rayong’s Wang Chan district. He said one of the four agreements concerned the spread of ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/350635/ministers-sign-deals-to-bolster-trust

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