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Whilst traveling in Cambodia, i was told there are no wild elephants left in the country. The only place they are sometimes found is on the border with Thailand which is still riddled with landmines left by the Khmer Rouge. This young elephant is being measured for a prosthetic. 

Cambodian de-miners at work in a mine field in Banteay Meanchey province in northwestern Cambodia. (UNDP/Chansok Lay)

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APOPO, the humanitarian organisation that uses rats in landmine clearance work has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia.

APOPO’s Kim Warren has signed the agreement in a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The humanitarian org trains African Giant Pouched Rats to sniff out buried landmines. The rats are too light to trigger the landmines, resulting in a humane and effective method.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia - 2013. Landmine museum.

More than 500 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) were discovered in Oddar Meanchey province by villagers foraging for wild potatoes on Friday, police said Sunday.

Banteay Ampil district police chief Hong Chamroeun said that the the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) was called in after villagers uncovered the UXO while foraging in a forest near Kork Khpos commune.

“Our CMAC found four places after our villagers found one place. There are in total 501 pieces of am­munition, and now CMAC has taken them to be de­stroyed,” he said.

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Six people in Cambodia have died after their vehicle hit an old anti-tank mine, officials say.

The blast in northern Preah Vihear province also seriously injured another person on Wednesday.

The men, said to be farmers who were inspecting their paddy fields, were driving through a flooded area.

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