South Korea commits US$10mil to Cambodia for mine clearance


South Korea on Tuesday committed US$10 million to increase Cambodia’s mine clearance and victim assistance efforts from 2021 to 2025, according to a joint press statement.

The project is implemented by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) with strategic and technical advisory support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the statement said.

“Landmine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) presence severely affect livelihoods,” CMAA’s first vice president Ly Thuch said.

“They deprive the affected communities and to a greater extent the mine/ERW victims and survivors of their food security, limiting their access to safe water, adequate housing, and safe and secured land for cultivation, irrigation and roads,” he added.

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Source: TheStar