ASEAN member states in Cambodia visit mine clearing activities in Oddar Meanchey province

Ly Thuch, First Vice President of Cambodia Mine Action Authority (CMAA), led a delegation from the Embassy of ASEAN Member States in Cambodia to inspect the demining activities of Halo Trust in Anlong Veng commune, Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey Read More …

LAO PDR: Unit 58 receives 20 vehicles and other equipment to support its UXO clearance work

The Government of Korea today handed over valuable equipment worth over USD 1million, including 20 vehicles, 10 off-road motorbikes, metal detectors, generators, brush cutters, laptops, and IT equipment for 13 newly established Humanitarian Demining teams of Lao People’s Army (Unit Read More …

UK Government awards over $1 million in funding to MAG’s work in Laos

The United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has pledged over $1.65 million in funding to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) to support ongoing UXO survey, clearance, and explosive ordnance risk education (EORE) activities in Khammouane province. This funding Read More …

Lao PDR: Opening of Landmine Clearance Quality Management Training for NRA Quality Management staff

It is estimated that since the end of the Indochina war, more than 22,000 people have fallen victim to Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Lao PDR, almost half of whom died. An estimated 46% of casualties were children. Already in 2024, there have Read More …

Cambodia: CMAA asks Laos to join Ottawa Treaty

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) requested Laos at a meeting on Monday to join the other 164 countries attending the Ottawa Convention while Cambodia is chair and hosts the 5th Review Meeting of the organisation. Ly Read More …

US senators submit bill on funding landmine clearance in Indochina

Members of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Tammy Baldwin of the Democratic Party from Wisconsin state, and Senator Jerry Moran of the Republican Party from Kansas state, have submitted a bipartisan bill that allocates funding for clearing landmines and Read More …

Cambodia, Laos forge closer mine action ties

In a bilateral meeting between the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and Laos’ National Regulatory Authority for UXO and Mine Action (NRA), the Lao delegation expressed keen interest in studying the structure and functioning of the Kingdom’s successful mine action Read More …

Laos to carry out project to assist people affected by Agent Orange

The National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) in Laos agreed to partner with the War Legacies Project, which will see Phase II of a survey on the use of Agent Orange and support for people with birth Read More …

China helps train international experts in clearing land mines

Forty people from the armed forces in Cambodia and Laos completed a three-month training session on mine-clearing skills on Friday. The training, including the use of the latest mine-clearing technologies, will keep mine-clearing forces in their countries safe and enable Read More …

Cluster Munitions: New Use, Transfers Challenge Total Ban

Civilian harm from new use of cluster munitions and recent transfers of the weapon show the urgent need for all countries to join the international ban on cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing the 96-page global “Cluster Read More …