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Phnom Penh declared mine-free within municipality

The threats posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) are more complex than they might appear at first glance, as they leave people with crippling injuries, suffering, trauma and in mourning while also disrupting development of the land they infest, said a senior ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-declared-mine-free-within-municipality

Demining remains priority, says PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen instructed local authorities, demining operators and citizens to cooperate to safely eliminate the scourge of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/demining-remains-priority-says-pm

Cambodia records 40 landmine, ERW casualties in first eight months

Cambodia registered 40 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first eight months of 2022, up 21 percent compared with 33 over the same period last year, according to a report released on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146548/cambodia-records-40-landmine-erw-casualties-in-first-eight-months/

Landmines pose threat to over a million people in Cambodia

More than one million people in Cambodia still live in fear and work in areas contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs), a senior official said here on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501079403/landmines-pose-threat-to-over-a-million-people-in-cambodia/

CMAA continues to clear the Kingdom of landmines and ERWs

Senior Officials of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) highlighted yesterday that from 2018 to 2020, around 421 square kilometres of contaminated land containing landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) was cleared, benefitting around 2 million people.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50923171/cmaa-continues-to-clear-the-kingdom-of-landmines-and-erws/

Landmine casualties in Cambodia down 32 pct in first half of 2021: report

Cambodia reported 26 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first half of 2021, down 32 percent compared with 38 over the same period last year, said a report released on Sunday. ...

Xinhua
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-07/11/c_1310055218.htm

Woman in Banteay Meanchey loses leg after UXO explosion

Explosive remnants of war continue to haunt the Cambodian people with the country at peace, with a 33-year-old woman losing a leg after stepping on a landmine while harvesting bamboo shoots in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/woman-banteay-meanchey-loses-leg-after-uxo-explosion

Landmine experts hold talks

Around 100 national and international landmine experts gathered in Siem Reap this week for the Asean Regional Mine Action Center’s (Armac) inaugural regional workshop. Diverse topics were discussed, including new and innovative clearance techniques and strategies to enhance the assistance provided to survivors of explosive ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landmine-experts-hold-talks

Casualties from explosives decline

Casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) declined over the first nine month of 2016 compared with the same period last year, according to a report. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31323/casualties-from-explosives-decline/

Survivor: war ends but suffering remains

Forty-six-year-old Phon Chet, who lost his left leg to cluster bombs 14 years ago, sits with other impaired people at a rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham province during a media tour on Thursday. Due to unexploded ordnance left over from the civil war in the 1970s, ...

San Bunsim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27872/survivor--war-ends-but-suffering-remains/

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