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 5
Land release system in place 8
National mine action standards 8
Reporting on progress 4
Improving performance 6
Performance score 6.3

Performance Commentary

The pace of land release slowed sharply in 2016 as cancellation of reclaimed land peaked and operators adjusted to greater financial constraints. These placed a question mark against the prospects for achieving the goal of completion of clearance by 2025 being discussed in the context of a new national mine action strategy.


Recommendations for Action

  •  Cambodia should expedite adoption and publication of its new national mine action strategy detailing evidence-based plans for completing its Article 5 obligations.
  • The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) should adjust criteria for prioritising clearance in order to accelerate release of areas of dense anti-personnel mine contamination (category A1).
  • Cambodia should ensure clearance is only conducted on land where there is firm evidence of contamination.
  • The CMAA should take action to strengthen information management.
  • The CMAA should present an annual report detailing progress towards strategic targets.
  • Cambodia should accelerate cooperation with Thailand to facilitate clearance of mined areas along both sides of their common border.

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