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

Cambodia continues to hold back from joining the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) but a management shake-up at the end of 2017 has re-energised the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and increased confidence that sector management is now proactively addressing issues relating to cluster munitions on their merits. The National Mine Action Strategy, which takes effect from 2018, includes goals and guidelines for cluster munition remnant (CMR) survey and clearance and the CMAA accepted the cluster munition remnant survey (CMRS) methodology was accepted in principle as the national standard.

Recommendations for Action

  • Cambodia should accede to the CCM as a matter of priority.
  • Cambodia should revise its reporting of survey and clearance of CMR-affected areas to provide a more accurate measure of contamination and the progress of clearance.
  • Cambodia should establish a dedicated Technical Working Group (TWG) on cluster munition survey and clearance to complement existing TWGs focused on mine clearance

Download the 2018 Cluster Munitions Report for Cambodia

Click here to download the full "Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2018" report for Cambodia.