Cambodia Reports Increase in Landmine/UXO Casualties in 2019

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Cambodia Reports Increase in Landmine/UXO Casualties in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:18 am

Cambodia reports 71 landmine/UXO casualties in 10 months
Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-06 22:14:04|Editor: Wang Yamei

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia recorded 71 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in the first 10 months of 2019, up 42 percent compared with 50 over the same period last year, said an official report on Friday.

During the January-October period this year, 11 people were killed, up from eight deaths over the same period last year, said the report released by the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA).

It added that 60 others were either injured or limps amputated during the first 10 months of this year, up from only 42 in the same period last year.

Regional and internal conflicts from the 1960s to late 1998 had left Cambodia as one of the most mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) affected countries in the world. An estimated 4-6 million landmines and other munitions were left over from the almost three decades of war.

According to the report, landmine and UXO explosions had killed 19,779 people and either injured or amputated 45,070 others from 1979 to October 2019.

It said from 1992 to October this year, about 1,910 square kilometers of landmines and ERWs had been cleared in Cambodia, benefiting more than 5.3 million people.

About 1.07 million anti-personnel mines, 25,153 anti-tank mines, and 2.81 million items of ERWs were found and destroyed during the period, the report said, adding that it is estimated that mines and ERWs are still scattered over the area of 2,067 square kilometers in the country.

CMAA's 1st Vice-President Ly Thuch said last month that the government is committed to making Cambodia a mine-free nation by 2025, and to achieve this, the kingdom needs roughly 400 million U.S. dollars in aid.
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Re: Cambodia Reports Increase in Landmine/UXO Casualties in 2019

Post by AndyKK » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:31 pm

Last sentence from the article -

"To achieve a mine-free Cambodia by 2025, we need strong commitment from international donor community, the Royal Government of Cambodia, private sectors and individuals," he said. "We strongly hope that from 2026 onward, no Cambodian is killed or injured by landmines."

Have the CMAA not got this commitment up to 2025, was it not long ago with talks and meetings with international Governments that agreements and aid payments are ongoing. Also with the likes of charity organisations, such as Halo trust.

From the Halo trust website -

Our Work
Clearing landmines & explosives
Teaching people to stay safe
Managing weapons & ammunition
Campaigning for a landmine free 2025

The landmine issue shot to international prominence in 1997 when Princess Diana walked through one of HALO’s minefields in Angola. Shortly after her visit, the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty was signed, calling for all countries to unite to rid the world of landmines.
Prince Harry continues in his mother’s footsteps. He visited Angola  during the year in which he was  patron for HALO's 25th Anniversary (2013). He has since joined the call for Landmine Free 2025

We employ around 1,000 men and women from mine affected areas in Cambodia to work in minefields all along the Thai border from Koh Kong to Preah Vihear, and also in the south eastern province of Tboung Khmum. Our teams clear hundreds of landmines every month.

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Re: Cambodia Reports Increase in Landmine/UXO Casualties in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:54 pm

January 29, 2020
Cambodia reports 77 landmine/UXO casualties in 2019
Cambodia recorded 77 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in 2019, up 33 percent compared with 58 in the year before.

Twelve people were killed last year, up from 10 deaths in the previous year, said the report released by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA).
It added that 65 others were either injured or limps amputated last year, up from 48 in the year before.

According to the report, from 1979 to 2019, landmine and UXO explosions had killed 19,780 people and either injured or amputated 45,075 others.
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