Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia

by The HALO Trust
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia
Remove landmines from a village in Cambodia

Project Report | Jul 8, 2015
"I don't worry about my children when they play outside"

By Amy Currin | Development Director

Landmine survivor Savy and her son
Landmine survivor Savy and her son

Since the last update in April, our demining teams in Cambodia have made significant progress. They have found and destroyed 753 landmines, and 353 other explosive remnants of war, to make safe over 1,000 acres of land. This lifesaving work has directly benefited 2,332 rural Cambodians.

Savy is one of the beneficiaries and a landmine survivor. She shared with us the story of her accident and her appreciation for the work you support:

 “I moved to live in a refugee camp on the Thai border with my parents when I was a little girl. In the early 1990s, our family was told we could have free land in Jok Pouk village, so we moved there straight away. In 1996, I was cutting thatch near our house. We needed a new roof, and we thought we could sell some thatch, as well. Suddenly, I stepped on a mine and there was a big explosion… my leg was gone. Since my parents died, life has been really difficult for me. My husband lost his eyesight in 2001 and I’ve been supporting our family since then - it’s hard. We moved to Damnak Kakaoh so that I could work at the cassava factory here. I’ve got six kids, and the older ones had to leave school to work at the factory with me. We just couldn’t afford to send them all to school. I’m so pleased that land in this village is being cleared - the parts near my house are safe now, so I don’t worry about my children when they play outside.”

Thank you for supporting mineclearance in Cambodia. Your generousity helps to prevent accidents, such as Savy's, and to return valuable land for farming.

Do you know any individuals, foundations or corporations that you think would be interested in learning more about our mineclearance efforts in Cambodia? 

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Project Leader:
Amy Currin
Head of Development
Washington , DC United States

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