Kambodscha: 28% weniger Opfer durch Landminen und explosive Kriegsreste
Laut Angaben der nationalen Entminungsagentur CMAA starben "nur" noch 111 Menschen - im Vergleich zu 154 im Vorjahr. Auch die Zahl der Verletzten sei auf 93 von 133 gesunken. Insgesamt starben seit 1979 19.723 Menschen, 44.856 wurden verletzt. (auf Englisch)
CAMBODIA reported 111 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties last year, representing a decrease of 28 per cent compared to the 154 casualties in the year before, according to the government's figures yesterday.
Eighteen people were killed last year, down from 21 deaths in the year before, said the report from the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), adding that 93 others were either injured or limbs amputated, down from 133. “Some 68 per cent of the victims were men, 22 per cent were boys, and the rest were women and girls,” it said.
Cambodia is one of the most landmine-affected countries in the world. An estimated four to six million landmines and other munitions were left over from three decades of war and internal conflict that ended in 1998. According to the report, landmine and UXO explosions had killed 19,723 people and either injured or amputated 44,856 others from 1979 to 2015.