Cambodia is heavily contaminated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Performance


Performance Indicator Score
Problem understood 5
Target date for completion of clearance 5
Targeted clearance 6
Efficient clearance 5
National funding of programme 3
Timely clearance 6
Land release system in place 6
National mine action standards 4
Reporting on progress 5
Improving performance 5
Performance score 5.0

Performance Commentary

Operators’ growing experience of tackling Cambodia’s cluster munitions contamination has increasingly revealed weaknesses in available survey data and underscored the need for survey, operating standards, and a strategy appropriate to the specific challenge of cluster munition remnants (CMR).

Recommendations for Action

  • Cambodia should accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) as a matter of priority.
  • The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) should adopt standards for survey and clearance appropriate for dealing with cluster munitions.
  • The CMAA should set strategic goals for clearance of explosive remnants of war (ERW), giving priority to CMR.
  • The CMAA should establish a technical working group to develop a common response to cluster munitions contamination.
  • The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) should demonstrate greater transparency in its reporting on survey and clearance, ensuring that clearance of unexploded submunitions is disaggregated from other unexploded ordnance.

Download the 2017 Cluster Munitions Report for Cambodia

Click here to download the full "Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2017" report for Cambodia.