#SDG18: ending the negative impact of mines/ERW and promoting victim assistance.Cambodia aims to become a mine-free nation by 2025.Millions of the landmines have now been cleared by the very hard work and engagement, but there is still a long way to go.In Cambodia, the mines were spread throughout the country over several decades by many different countries.Landmines laid during the ousting of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 and throughout the 80s and 90s have had a devastating impact on the people of Cambodia. Over 64,000 casualties and more than 25,000 amputees have been recorded since 1979.The problem of anti-personnel landmines is a fundamentally humanitarian problem. These weapons of war kill in peacetime.Destined for soldiers, they kill and wound women and children. Dozens of civilians are still injured or killed every year by landmines and other unexploded ordnance that have been leftover from all the fighting.Large numbers of people continue to live in mined areas under the constant threat of these machines. Most victims still need medical, social, and economic assistance and rehabilitation.Without strong involvement in the international community, we will not achieve my free world.To achieve #landminefree2025, we need strong involvement and support from the international donor community, private sector, and individuals.#MinefreeCambodia needs to become a reality! It’s our global duty.Please, support mine clearance organizations and brave work of people, who devoted their lives to mine clearance.We should be the last generation to suffer the effects of the „underground devil”. We need to create a safe world for the next generations!A mine-free world does not need to be a dream – together, we can make it a reality!
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