Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) was formed in 1992. CMAC is responsible for implementing and coordinating demining efforts in Cambodia. CMAC runs activities such as public awareness programmes for Cambodian communities, especially those that are still at risk. They also complete mine marking and mine clearance. In addition to this the run mine clearance training courses for local personnel.
Their efforts in Cambodia now mean 700+ square kilometres of land have been cleared from landmines and explosive remnants of war. Casualties from landmines in Cambodia continue to go down.
On their website you can access information leaflets and their recent reports and other publications. Recently they have partnered with Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) in a post mine clearance community development project – the creation of a Safety Village Construction Project (SVC Project), with the assistance of Komatsu Ltd. They have also partnered with Angola to run a mine action training program.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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