According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 110 million landmines deployed in more than 70 countries around the world, and every year more than 20,000 people are injured / killed by landmines.
Cambodian Mine Action Centre reports 44 people were killed or injured in explosions in the last 3 months – a 100% increase.
The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) issued an advisory on Friday, March 15, that urges people not to handle or tamper with any UXOs they might find.
In 2018 45,500 items of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), i.e. landmines and such, were extracted from nearly 90 square kilometres of Cambodian land, and ultimately destroyed. This made the land perilously farmable again.
A United States Embassy representative on Wednesday said that his country is committed to help clear landmines, in particular clusters bombs that were dropped in Cambodia’s north-east.
A United States Embassy representative on Wednesday said that his country is committed to help clear landmines, in particular clusters bombs
PM prepares a message reminding the public to avoid landmines.
To mark the upcoming National Mine Awareness Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen has prepared a message reminding the public to avoid landmines and unexploded ordnance for any reason.
The director of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre has called on people to stop eating dog meat and for better protection of the animals under the law as his organisation moves forward with training to have them locate landmines.
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre is training intelligent dogs, equipped with cameras to detect landmines.
Troops from North and South Korea begin removing some landmines along border.
The Government of Cambodia is aiming for the country to be mine-free by 2025 and the UK’s new package of funding is proof that it is committed to helping achieve this goal.
The UN has recognised landmines and unexploded ordnance clearance as the nineteenth Sustainable Development Goals.
PM asks demining NGOs to clarify their claims that most landmines are degraded.
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre is now under the control of the Royal Forces.
Casualties caused by landmines and unexploded ordnance decreased last year in comparison to 2016.
When most people think of deminers they assume it’s a dangerous, male-dominated job.
More than 37,000 landmines and explosive remnants of war are found and destroyed.
Expert team discovers about 560 landmines and unexploded ordnances in four provinces.
China donates mine clearance equipment to Cambodia after pledging to help clear explosive remnants of the war last week.
Casualties from landmines decreased in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period last year.
Hundreds of unexploded landmines and cluster munitions found in Battambang and Kampong.
Casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnances decrease 37 percent in the first six months of this year.
Alan Parkhouse spoke to Ly Thuch, the man in charge of making the country mine-free.