Cambodia: Farmer injured due to mine explosion in Preah Vihear province

As a reminder of the remaining mines and UXOs scattered throughout the country, a farmer was injured while working at his field due to a mine explosion. This incident happened in Sen Rong Roeung 5 village, Teuk Krahorm commune, Choam Read More …

Cambodia, Japan provide tech training for Ukrainian deminers

Japan’s foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said his government will continue contributing to the reconstruction of Ukraine through demining cooperation with Cambodia and other countries. Hayashi made the remarks as the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) held a January 20 closing Read More …

Over 9 million people benefit from Cambodia’s clean-up of landmine-contaminated land

Cambodia has cleared roughly 2,554 square kilometers of landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) contaminated land in the last 30 years, benefiting more than 9 million people, a senior official said on Monday. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Read More …

Cambodia: Over 61,400 landmines and UXOs destroyed by CMAC in 2022

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 61,477 landmines and UXOs in 2022. The update was shared on January 11 by Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, highlighting that the move has freed additional 194 square kilometres of land from landmines Read More …

Cambodian Blue Hat EOD battalion return home from Mali

After 273 Cambodian Blue Hats left for Mali on January 7, 46 Cambodian Blue Hat explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) troops returned home from the African nation. The squad returned home yesterday after the successful completion of the humanitarian mission to Read More …

Myanmar: On the frontline with the rebel army fighting brutal junta

With a loaded cartridge holder strapped to her back and a shotgun gripped tightly in her hands, Rose Lalhmanhaih looks far older than her 17 years. Just two years ago, she was studying at school; now she is a rebel Read More …

Thailand: Demining officer killed, another injured in blast near Thai-Cambodian border

A member of the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC) was killed and another injured in a landmine explosion, as they led a team of forest rangers on a patrol in Phnom Dong Rek Wildlife Sanctuary near the Thai-Cambodian border yesterday Read More …

Australia contributes significantly to Cambodia’s demining

Australia is one of the longest-standing supporters of mine clearance action in Cambodia, contributing essentially to Cambodian government’s goal to reach mine-free status by 2025. The appreciation was voiced by Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC vows to clear 265km2 of landmines, UXOs in 2023

Reiterating its support to the efforts of authorities to make Cambodia a mine-free nation by 2025, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has pledged to clear more than 265 square kilometres of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) this year. On Read More …

Cambodian Red Cross gives $2m for demining

The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) is donating $2 million for demining to help Cambodia achieve its mine-free goal by 2025. A press statement issued after the CRC Annual Meeting on Monday said the $2 million pledge will go to the Read More …