Join Our Journey PREAH VIHEAR

HELP US TO clear Preah Vihear

1000s

Explosive Remnants of War to safely destroy

$2,100,000

Needed to clear Preah Vihear

01.01.2025

Mine Ban Treaty deadline for clearing Cambodia 

why Preah vihear?

At least 26 million explosive sub-munitions were dropped on Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Over 64,000 landmine and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) casualties have been recorded in Cambodia since 1979. With over 40,000 amputees Cambodia has the highest ratio of mine amputees per capita in the world.

Preah Vihear province in the northwest of Cambodia stands as one of the most mine-affected regions in the country. The Preah Vihear Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the northern edge of Preah Vihear province and receives around 110,000 visitors a year providing valuable revenue for Cambodia's most poverty-vulnerable region.

Continued conflict with Thailand and the ongoing presence of landmines and other explosive remnants of war have prevented major tourism infrastructure development by preventing access to fertile land, water sources, roads and health services and imposing financial and emotional hardship on families.

SUPPORT THE CAUSE

Explosive remnants of war threaten development, safety and sustainability

You can help end the threat and return 
safe, productive land back to communities.

ERRADICATE EXPLOSIVES

How WILL WE DO IT?

APOPO alongside local partner the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is conducting a humanitarian landmine clearance project in Preah Vihear province.

The APOPO/CMAC teams are targeting the most mine-affected villages where they will be clearing approximately 500,000 m2 of land in Trapeang Prasat and Choam Khsants districts which includes the area around the Preah Vihear temple.

The clearance of this site will allow for conservation of Preah Vihear temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in addition to returning safe, productive land back to communities where it makes the biggest impact.

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