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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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-injuries-deaths-14

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

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

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

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