Cambodia: 11 nations attend NPMEC demining training course

The National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) has launched the ASEAN and Regional Mine Clearance and Minefield Technical Training for UN peacekeeping missions which saw the participation of 11 countries. General Sem Sovanny, Read More …

Cambodia celebrates 30 years of progress towards landmine-free goal

This year’s 30th anniversary of mine action in Cambodia is being observed in the capital with exhibitions and displays memorialising the Kingdom’s long fight against landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The event, held from November 21-22 at Koh Read More …

Cambodia sends demining equipment to CAR

National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) has sent 69 demining vehicles to the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday, as part of Cambodia’s peacekeeping missions worldwide. Major General Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman of the Read More …

Cambodia: $18M donated to demining drive

The Samdech Techo for Mine Action Project, which was established in early July, has so far received contributions of nearly $20 million from various philanthropists. The donors aim to join the government as it works to achieve its goal of Read More …

Canada: Trudeau pledges $1 million for clearing landmines, cluster bombs in Cambodia and Laos

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has wrapped up his first stop of a tour in Southeast Asia by announcing nearly $1 million to help remove unexploded landmines and cluster bombs from the region. He made the $990,000 pledge at an event Read More …

Cambodia: UNESCAP to support national mine action policy

Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), said the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) would support the body in formulating national policy on mine action and holding Read More …

Inside the painstaking search for five million decaying bombs in Cambodia

On a steep and slippery hillside beside a quiet village in Battambang province in north-west Cambodia, a small team is hard at work clearing land mines from conflicts decades ago. It is an arduous and painstaking task, with de-miners using Read More …

Cambodia: CMAA set to celebrate 30th anniversary of demining efforts with eye on 2025

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the start of efforts to demine Cambodia, which began in earnest in 1992. The events planned are set to take place over November Read More …

Sappers from Cambodia, one of the most mined countries, will train Ukrainian colleagues

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky agreed with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on cooperation. Our sappers will be trained by colleagues from the mentioned Asian country. According to The Washington Post, Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Hun Sen. As Read More …

India provides four mine-detection dogs to Cambodia

The Government of India has donated four mine-detection dogs and materials to the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) for its humanitarian activities. The handover ceremony took place under presidency of Major General Read More …