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CMAC, Golden West renew cooperation agreement

Heng Ratana, president of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre, announced on Tuesday the renewal of a partnership with the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, which is supported by the US State Department. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-golden-west-renew-cooperation-agreement

More than 37,000 bombs destroyed by CMAC

More than 37,000 unexploded landmines and explosive remnants of war have been found and destroyed so far this year, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096823/37000-bombs-destroyed-cmac/

Three chemical bomb victims back in hospital

Three villagers exposed to a chemical bomb in Svay Rieng province’s Korki commune have returned to hospital for further treatment after being discharged on Saturday. Deputy district governor Sour Mol said the three victims were readmitted because their conditions deteriorated. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/category/national/

Cambodian deminers meet Thai counterparts

Senior officials from Thailand’s Mine Action Centre are visiting their counterparts in Cambodia this week in an effort to develop stronger bilateral cooperation to clear landmines along the Cambodian-Thai border.   ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-deminers-meet-thai-counterparts

Mine found buried near S’ville road

Officials are requesting the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) to destroy an anti-tank mine unearthed last week next to a Sihanoukville town street. According to village chief Heng Bunly, Commune 4 is rife with UXO because it was a former military base during the Lon ...

Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/mine-found-buried-near-s%E2%80%99ville-road

UXO casualties rising

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has recorded a drastic increase in the number of deaths and injuries due to unexploded ordnance and landmines this year compared with 2013, the organisation has said. ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-casualties-rising

Anti-tank mine injures three

Three people were severely hurt when a tractor in Banteay Meanchey ran over a buried anti-tank mine in a former battlefield on Thursday. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-tank-mine-injures-three

UXO injuries, deaths on the rise

Forty people were injured or killed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the first two months of 2014, a figure nearly twice as high as that recorded in the same period last year, a recent report from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre shows. In ...

Maria Wirth
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-injuries-deaths-rise

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-hound-joins-mine-battle

US bomb uncovered

A 250-kilogram piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind from the US’s extensive bombing campaign here was found on Saturday by construction workers digging in Kandal province’s Ksach Kandal district, and was safely removed yesterday, Cambodian Mine Action Centre authorities said. ...

Lieng Sarith
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-bomb-uncovered

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-eyes-budget-bump-13-million

Lon Nol-era explosives found

An unscheduled bathroom break led to the discovery of 27 pieces of unexploded ordnance in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district on Monday, military police said yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lon-nol-era-explosives-found

Schoolkids find mine under tree

Primary school students playing outside their school in Oddar Meanchey province discovered an exposed landmine in the school yard on Wednesday. Students at Hun Sen Anlong Veng Primary School found the mine poking out of the ground “like a custard apple” while they were playing near ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schoolkids-find-mine-under-tree

Weapons cache found

A cache of 130 AK-47 rifles, ammunition and two unexploded rockets have been found by a group of children in the Oral mountain range, Kampong Chhnang police officials said yesterday. Khem Vibol, police chief at Teuk Phos district, where the weapons were reported to the authorities, ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/weapons-cache-found

Unexploded mines found

Seven unexploded landmines were discovered last week by construction workers building a highway through Banteay Meanchey province, police said yesterday. The mines, which include an anti-tank mine and six Russian-made devices, were found buried in Thma Puok district, Banteay Chhmar commune, after heavy rains helped expose ...

Lieng Sarith
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unexploded-mines-found

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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