Opinion

UK commits to mine-free goal

Last week I had the privilege of spending time with world-class UK demining organisation the HALO Trust in Oddar Meanchey province, observing first-hand the patient and time-consuming work of HALO’s teams of highly skilled de-miners.

To date, under the leadership and coordination of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority, HALO and other international operators, and the national mine clearance organisations CMAC and the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, over 50 per cent of Cambodia’s minefields have been cleared.

With UK support, HALO specifically have cleared nearly 4,000 minefields of over 291,000 landmines and released this land for safe agriculture, housing, development and transit, benefiting nearly a million Cambodians.

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