Cambodia: From 1979 to 2021 mine casualties in Battambang top 15,000

Over the 42-year period from 1979 to 2021, there were 15,289 people in Battambang province who were killed, disabled or injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), according to Battambang provincial governor Sok Lou. Lou provided the figure as he Read More …

Cambodia: UNDP supports mine-free 2025 goal

Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice-President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), asked the recently appointed UNDP Representative to Cambodia Alissar Chakar to continue support and provide additional resources for Cambodia’s demining efforts. Thuch requested Read More …

Cambodia: CMAA receives $1 million aid from China for demining efforts

China’s Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Wu Jianghao signed an agreement with Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) vice-president Ly Thuch to provide equipment worth about $1 million. Thuch said he hopes that this significant assistance will increase the Read More …

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 Read More …

ARMAC, CMAA demining authorities combine forces

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) and the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) on August 19 signed an agreement regarding the “Victim Assistance Project” with $2 million in funding from South Korea. ARMAC executive director Prum 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 …