Are landmines a threat for visitors?

No. Landmines (and munitions dating back to the US-Vietnam and civil wars) will continue to be a problem for years, but mainly in the border regions and deep forest. International demining teams have made tremendous progress in clearing visited areas in the last fifteen years, and there are actually no records of visitors stepping on a landmine in Cambodia.

If, however, you are going to venture deep in the jungle, you should seek information from either CMAC and HALO (two demining organizations working in Cambodia) and stick to the trodden paths. CMAC suspect that there are as many as 4 to 6 million mines and unexploded ordinances in Cambodia and it will take a long time to clear all the mines.

 

Cambodian man working next to a mined field

Cambodian man working next to a mined field



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