Anti-landmine Campaign in Cambodia

110 million landmines are still lodged in the ground in the world.

We need to humanize the landmine statistic of survivors and victims! The world is too little aware of the suffering of the landmines victims, killed or maimed by these barbaric weapons, sitting on the ground sometimes from 40 years or more, before they will explode under the child’s feet. These weapons of war kill in peacetime. Our dream and goal is to engage as much civilians, leaders and organizations as possible to mobilize the international community and clean the world from landmines before 2025. A mine-free world does not need to be a dream – together, we can make it a reality!

Peace Ambassador Angelika Jarosławska Sapieha appeals to the world to mobilize the international community to support the international anti-landmine campaign, demining organizations in Cambodia and raise awareness about the “underground devil”- millions of landmines that are still lying active in the ground around the world. She spend months in Asia, especially in Cambodia to be dedicated to that humanitarian action. She met there victims of landmines, Peace Noble Prize winners, dedicated people, who devoted their lives to mine clearing. She met members of royal families, humanitarian and peace leaders and organizations supporting international peace. She was also on the minefield. There was a time, when there were more landmines than people. Without strong involvement of international community, we will not achieve mine free world.

To achieve #landminefree2025, we need a strong involvement and support from the international donor community, private sector, and individuals. We need to remember, that civilian casualties remain extremely high. Landmines affect everyone and 71 percent of casualties being civilians. Landmine does not distinguish between soldier’s foot and children’s foot. In Cambodia, more than 64,000 wounded and more than 25,000 amputees have been registered since 1979.

Princess Angelika continues her international activity under the flag of SPIA Humanitarian Support and Development as cooperation part of SPIA East Europe & Asia and SPIA Humanitarian Development under the umbrella of UN Global Protection Cluster Program for UN Mine Ban Treaty. Cambodia is still one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Dozens of civilians are injured or killed every year by them.

Millions of the landmines have now been cleared, but there is still a long way to go. Let more people know about the landmines around the world and get involved! We need a real international civil social movement to make #LandmineFree2025#cambodia #nomorelandmines