Japan Mine Action Service donates nearly $700,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Center

Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) on Tuesday donated nearly $700,000 for demining, cluster disposal, post-clearance and reconstruction support to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC). CMAC director-general Heng Ratana and resident representative of JMAS Suenada Noriyoshi signed a partnership cooperation Read More …

Cambodia sees significant drop in landmine, munition casualties in last 24 years: PM

Cambodia had seen a remarkable drop in the number of casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the last 24 years, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said. In a message to mark the National Mine Awareness Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC plans to breed more than 100 detection dogs in 2021

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre’s (CMAC) National Dog Centre programme plans to breed more than 100 detection dogs in different skills, from explosive detection, environmental protection, security, patrolling and wild animal protection this year. The National Dog Centre programme said Read More …

Russian mine action specialists clear over 15,400 explosive objects in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian mine action specialists have surveyed an area of more than 250 hectares in Nagorno-Karabakh to spot and clear explosive objects, the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry told TASS on Thursday. “Over the period of their mission in Read More …

ASEAN and Geneva demining organisations sign MoU

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) in Phnom Penh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) to assist national mine action authorities in the Asean region. Prum Suonpraseth, executive director Read More …

Keeping all Sri Lankans safe

Our beautiful country has steadily recovered from the long conflict of three decades. The nation is on its determined journey towards restoration and reconciliation. The sound of gunfire and exploding shells have ceased since 2009. But many people have not Read More …

Daniel Craig speaks in support of Cambodian demining push

Renowned British film actor Daniel Craig – best known for his portrayal of James Bond or “Agent 007” in the last five instalments from that franchise – called on the international community to rally behind the Cambodian government in order Read More …

South Sudanese Still Face Threat from Unexploded Mines, Munitions

Many South Sudanese have been returning home to farm the land and live their lives after United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) workers spent years clearing huge portions of the country that were littered with unexploded ordnance. Still, officials warn Read More …

Cambodia: Eleven families returned to land after demining work completed in Siem Reap province

A demining effort established by the joint commitment of Apopo, a registered Belgian non-governmental organisation which trains southern giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, and PPCBank, has allowed 11 families in Siem Reap province to return to their Read More …