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Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia



Cambodia is one of the most landmine affected countries, and with over 25,000 amputees it has one of the highest ratio per capita in the world. Mines cause accidents and block valuable land for farming. This project will clear landmines in Banteay Ti Muoy, a village in northwest Cambodia with 3,484 residents, where minefields severely affect people's safety and ability to farm. It will help to employ locally recruited staff and to demine approximately eight acres of minefield.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Landmines are a constant danger for the villagers of Banteay Ti Muoy. The village is in Malai District which trails the rest of the country in nearly all metrics of socioeconomic development. 33% of families live in poverty and the population is growing rapidly as landless poor are displaced from richer areas of the country. This, and an overwhelming reliance on agriculture, means that people desperately need safe land and risk using mined land because they have no other options.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will employ locally recruited and trained villagers who will use metal detectors to methodically locate and destroy all landmines from minefields in Banteay Ti Muoy village. This will protect people from mine accidents and return land for agriculture, improving nutrition and incomes. It will also provide jobs in a community without many formal employment opportunities.

Potential Long Term Impact

Landmines in Malai District have claimed hundreds of victims since the war ended, with the fall of the Khmer Rouge. But landmine clearance is a permanent and sustainable solution: once destroyed landmines are gone forever and the rich farmland will support farmers for generations.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,468
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $13,532
Total Funding Goal: $25,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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The HALO Trust

Washington, DC, United States

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Amy Currin

Program Officer
San Francisco, CA United States

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