Explosive ordnance disposal and risk education| Project duration: since 2017
From the 1960s until 1998, various groups fought bloody battles for dominance in Cambodia. Since 1979, around 64,000 people have been injured or killed in mine accidents; more than 25,000 had to be amputated, the highest per capita rate in the world. Most of the accidents were not caused by mines, but by unexploded ordnance, mostly triggered by agricultural activities (ploughing, etc.) or by smallholder families looking for wood.
WWM has cooperated with Cambodian Self Help Demining (CSHD), a national NGO founded at the initiative of former child soldier, Aki Ra, since 2017. We participate in raising risk awareness and financing demining teams.
What we achieved
WWM is convinced that the work of Aki Ra and all the other deminers at CSHD represent a significant contribution to Cambodia's economic development. Soil is the basis of existence in many rural regions. Producing more than enough to cover one's own needs is a first step into a better future.
325 anti-personnel mines, 1 improvised mine (IED), 2 anti-tank mines, 792 unexploded ordnance (UXO) and 206 other remnants of war were cleared in 445 call out operations.
6'801 people benefited from the mine clearance and 2'876 people were made aware of the mine problem.