Landmines still a threat to more than a million Cambodians

More than one million people still live in fear and work in areas contaminated by landmines, ERW and other UXOs while financial support is needed so that the country can reach its mine-free goal by 2025, a senior official said.

Ly Thuch, first vice-president of Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority, said yesterday that despite prevailing peace, people still live in fear and work in such contaminated areas.

Thuch’s remark was made yesterday at the Regional Workshop on Residual Risk Management Frameworks for Southeast Asia held in Phnom Penh to draw information out of the experienced presenters and to share the participants’ thoughts and experiences on residual risk management.

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Source: Khmer Times