Cambodia bolsters mine clearance ranks by 2,000

Cambodia will bolster its demining force by 2,000 men and women and deploy a broad strategy to clear the country of all land mines and unexploded ordnance by 2025 with the backing of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Australia, Read More …

Australia Continues Supporting Cambodia’s Mine Clearance Efforts Until 2024

Australian government has continued its support for mine clearance activities in Cambodia by providing AU$7.6 million from 2020 to 2024 through the Clearing for Results-Phase 4 (CFR-IV) project. The information was made known by H.E. Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Read More …

Casualties from landmine/UXO in Cambodia down 42 pct in H1: report

Cambodia reported 36 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in the first half of 2020, down 42 percent compared with 62 over the same period last year, said an official report on Thursday. During the January-June period this year, nine Read More …

Cambodia: New project to advance Kingdom’s mine-free goal

The Mine Advisory Group on Monday inked an agreement with the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority to facilitate the operation of a two-year project on information management development in mine-clearance action. The assistance aims to support the Kingdom Read More …

New Zealand gives $3.8M to Cambodia for clearance of landmines

New Zealand has awarded Cambodia a NZ$5.9 million ($3.8 million) grant to assist mine-clearing operations for six years in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin provinces. The grant coincided with Pailin authorities clearing 10 MD82B landmines in Pramay Kha commune in Read More …

Norway continues to support demining activities in Cambodia

The Government of Norway through Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) confirmed its commitment to continue supporting Cambodia’s mine clearance efforts by providing $5 million for the next four years. The assistance was made known by Mr. Zlatko Vezillic, Programme Manager for Read More …

Why job of clearing Cambodia’s landmines is giving locals the chance to improve their lives

Six years ago, Soy Kossal stepped on a landmine as he walked along a well-trodden path to his fields in Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. The force blew off his right leg, leaving the 28-year-old part-time carpenter a cripple, with Read More …