You asked: Why are there so many land mines in Cambodia?

Does Cambodia still have land mines?

Around half of Cambodia’s minefields have been cleared and those remaining are largely concentrated in the rural north-west of the country, especially along the Thai border on a 750km mined area known as the K5.

Who is responsible for the landmines in Cambodia?

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) is the primary Cambodian agency in charge of mine clearing. It is a non-profit, quasi non-governmental organization run by Cambodians that evolved from the mine-clearing during the major United Nations peacekeeping operation in the early 1990s.

What are 3 difficulties Cambodian landmine victims face?

Individual difficulty in relationships and daily functioning is considerable, and the landmine victim faces social stigmatization, rejection and unemployment.

What are the benefits of landmines?

Landmine exercises are a form of weight training that can elevate your fitness level in many ways. These versatile exercises help build strength and increase muscle mass. Landmine training also improves balance and stability while correcting body misalignments.

Where do landmines still exist?

There is also a small group of countries that still continues producing antipersonnel landmines, likely including India, Myanmar, Pakistan, and South Korea, with a few others reserving the right to produce the weapon. Though new use of antipersonnel landmines is rare and limited, it still happens.

Why are rat mine sniffers needed in Cambodia?

Cambodia has deployed its next generation of rat recruits to sniff out landmines as part of efforts to boost de-mining operations in a country plagued for decades by unexploded ordnance (UXO). Twenty African giant pouched rats were recently imported from Tanzania and have undergone intense training.

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