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Richard | all galleries >> Galleries >> Judy's Trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with the Women for Women Group: November, 2013 > Housings of unexploded mortar at the Cambodian Landmine Museum Relief Facility (CLMMRF) - Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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15-NOV-2013

Housings of unexploded mortar at the Cambodian Landmine Museum Relief Facility (CLMMRF) - Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Significant use of landmines in Cambodia began with the Vietnamese occupation of the country - late 1970's until 1989. The landmines were laid by the Khmer Rouge, the Vietnamese and other factions - during various stages of conflict. The heaviest concentrations of landmines were at the border between Cambodia and Thailand. Since 1979, Cambodia has had over 64,000 landmine casualties (over 40,000 amputees) - the highest ratio per capita in the world. An estimated 4 to 6 million landmines and other unexploded ordinance were laid in Cambodia.
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