Lack of funding a major setback to Cambodia's landmine clearance efforts

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A mine-victim with his son at a centre for rehabilitation in Kandal Province, Cambodia. UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran

Declining donor support for mine clearance activities in Cambodia could seriously hamper the country's chances of becoming mine-free.

The country has been clearing landmines for nearly two decades now.

Cambodia is affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war left by 30 years of conflict that ended in the 1990s. The full extent of the contamination is not known although a recent survey found nearly 2,000 square kilometers of land contaminated by land mines.

UN Radio's Patrick Maigua asked Ms Lang Sok, a programme officer with UNDP in Cambodia, her overall assessment of the mine clearance programme.

Duration: 2’49″

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