Cambodia

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    1 January 2020

  • Performance

    Average

Performance Indicator Score
Problem understood 8
Target date for completion of mine clearance 6
Targeted clearance 6
Efficient clearance 6
National funding of programme 6
Timely clearance 6
Land release system in place 8
National mine action standards 8
Reporting on progress 5
Improving performance 7
Performance score 6.6

Performance Commentary

Cambodia’s efficient application of land release methods has delivered significant gains in the amount of land cancelled and area reduced but clearance has largely focused on land with sparse contamination leaving densely mined areas still to be tackled.


Recommendations for Action

  • Cambodia should present as soon as possible a strategy detailing plans for completing its Article 5 obligations.
  • Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) should accelerate clearance of dense (category A1) anti-personnel mine contamination.
  • Cambodia should ensure clearance is only conducted of land where there is firm evidence of contamination.
  • The CMAA should centralise data management to produce comprehensive and disaggregated data on survey and clearance of mined areas, cluster munition remnants, and battle area contaminated with other explosive remnants of war (ERW).
  • The CMAA should present this data in an annual report summarising progress towards strategic targets.
  • The CMAA and mine action stakeholders should review land release planning, prioritisation, and tasking to ensure efficient and effective use of mine action assets.
  • Priority should be given to support for land release that supports development.

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