May 31 - World Day To Ban Cluster Munitions

HOPEFUL NEWS! CAMBODIA MAY JOIN!


31 January 2016


At the ICRC/CCP legal seminar Chan Neng a survivor asked the military of Cambodia to join the Convention on Custer Munitions (CCM). The Military Representative said they were still studying the issue but he felt they would joind.
The CCBL Representative said she believed Cambodia would soon see that the humanitarian suffering far outweighed the military usefulness of weapons.


Tun Channareth and So Not of the Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions (CCBL) accompanied the new leaders of CMAA with MAPU, NPA, MAG and CMAC to the cluster munitions fields. Several dogs trained by NPA are ridding Rattanakiri of Cluster Munitions.


President Obama has stopped transferring cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia for use in Middle East.



Read related story from Cambodia DailyCambodia Should Sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions
   
4th APRIL-INTERNATIONAL MINE AWARENESS DAY
REMEMBER YEMEN



WE DO NOT WANT ANY YEMEN CHILDREN HURT BY
MINES OR CLUSTER BOMBS
STOP! STOP! STOP!


   
1st March-ANNIVERSARY OF MINE BAN TREATY BECOMING INTERNATIONAL LAW

1 March 2016


STATEMENT FROM CCBL


Mine Clearance Agencies in Cambodia are committed to collaborate and finish clearing Cambodia from its legacies of mines, cluster munitions and UXO.

Their clearance Tool Kit includes manual de-mining with metal detectors, dogs, rats and mechanical clearance machines. Operators note that different terrains and different types of weapon, indicate appropriate clearance methods for different fields. Not all tools can be used in all places.

It is possible to finish the job of clearing the mines, cluster munitions, and other UXO by 2025.


IF

Sufficient funding is made available to the competent, dedicated clearance teams.
Operators are given full access to the border mine fields.
A body is responsible for the clearance of any residual ordinance found after 2025.



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Goals of Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions (same as ICBL/CMC)

18 Feb 2016


GOALS


1) No more use of cluster munitions and landmines
2) Increased number of states parties to convention on cluster munitions
3) A significant decrease in land contaminated by landmines and cluster munitions
4) Progress in quality of life for victims

2016 Primary Focus on:
Stigmatizing use of Cluster Munitions to strengthen the Norm and Universalization of The Convetnion on Cluster Munitions


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Unexploded O-10 submunitions from a 3-O-8 cluster munition mortar projectile found in Douma, Damascus, after a cluster muntion attack on January 27, 2016. © 2016 Ahmad al-Farouq Cluster Munitions Kill People in Syria

9 February, 2016


Daily, The Syrian/Russian joint military operation is dropping cluster bombs in Syria. Shame on Syrian government for killing their own people with this horrendous weapon.


Campaigners STIZMATIZE USE OF CLUSTER BOMBS


Use Facebook to speak out against this.


More information
Human Right Watch Press Release
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/02/08/russia/syria-daily-cluster-munition-attacks
ICBLCMC Website STOPCLUSTERMUNITIONSS.ORG


CALL CAMBODIA TO JOIN THE CONVENTION ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS


   
Dogs and Rat and All That!

Siem Reap becomes the World Training Spot for dogs engaged in mines and cluster munitions detection.

Monday February 8th, campaigners from Cambodia, Colombia, France, Vietnam, and Australia met Lulu, one of 15 Belgian dogs, brought from Bosnia to sniff out unexploded ordinance and so clear land for productive use...


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Mine Awareness Day

Excellency Prak Sokhon will preside over Mine Awareness Day in Preah Vihear on February 15, 2016.

We remember and have photos of our first Mine Awareness Day in Phnom Penh in 1995!!!

The campaign will remind me people in Syria who are being killed and injured by cluster bombs

Cambodia Join the Convention on Cluster Munitions

   
Sustainable Victim Assistance Workshop in Siem Reap

A Think Tank on creative ways for making Victim Assistance Sustainable will be held in Siem Reap on 8-9 March, 2016.

Experts, survivors, service providers will be participated.

   
News from ICBL/CMC International

Mine Action Pledging Conference will be held in Geneva on 2 March.

ICBL/CMC is invited to speak at high leval opening panel.
Operators do you want to send any message from the field?


PLEASE PROTEST AGAIN CLUSTER MUNITIONS USE IN SYRIA.


WE MOURN THE DEATHS AND INJURIES OF THOSE WOUNDED BY UXO, MINES AND CLUSTER BOMBS IN CAMBODIA AND IN THE WORLD.

   
JRS Turns 35 Years - Srun Sony and Sr Denise Coghlan off to New York

(Washington, D.C.) November 3, 2015 _ Jesuit Refugee Service/USA will commemorate 35 years of working alongside refugees and the displaced on Dec. 1, and present Sr. Denise Coghlan, RSM with the JRS Accompany Award. Fr. Pedro Arrupe S.J. founded JRS in November 1980, in response to the exodus of refugees from Vietnam and Cambodia.
Read more...

   
News from Campaign and Disarmament

6 November 2015
clear all mined areas No new victims Sustainable Victim Assistance

Mr. Sak Sopheak from Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions will attend the 14th Meeting of States Parties of the Mine Ban Treaty in Geneva from 30 November to 4 December 2015.


Aims: to complete land clearance of mines and uxo, no new victims, sustainable victim assistance.


Cambodia has consistently pushed for progress since our 2011 Meeting of States Parties
2014 was a record year for declaring land " Mine Free "

   
Ban Cluster Bombs in Cambodia and in the World

4 September 2015

Cambodia must join the Cluster Munition Convention and Ban Cluster Bombs all over the world. CROATIA Calls CAMBODIA to Review Conference 7-11 2015. So Not as the maker of the you tube and Cambodia campaign to ban landmines and cluster bombs.
   
Reflection Centre

10 August 2015

20 young Korean high school students and their teachers arrived from Jeju Island and high school spent the day with 20 Cambodian students from our Metta Karuna village school.

Lessons in advocacy and democratization for the Cambodian students have paid off and they phone in their encounter with the Korean students said Father In Gun. Srey Mom and these teachers were very proud.

Over the years JRS/JS have built more than 50 Metta Karuna schools in the villages of Kandal, Kampong Speu, Siem Reap, Battambang, and Banteay Meanchey.

Thank you to all the friends who have supported these schools since 1991.


Cambodian and Korean students Cambodian and Korean students
   
School of Peace Open Ceremony Reflection Centre

6 August 2015

The Reflection Centre is humming with life in August. The School of Peace, led by Mennonite Max Ediger is forming young people with a passion for peace from China, Vietnam, Papua, Indonesia, East Timor, Philippines and Cambodia.

Their open ceremony where all placed a symbol for peace and.... Read more


School of Peace open ceremony School of Peace open ceremony

   
Photo of women with disability Cluster Munitions Convention

6 August 2015

Women with Disability called Prime Minister Hun Sen to join the Cluster Munition Convention and go to Croatia representing Cambodia as a new States Party to the Treaty.
   
Jesuit Mojor Superiors meeting The Jesuit Major Superiors of Asia Pacific

16 July 2015

The Jesuit Major Superiors of Asia Pacific are meeting in Mindol Metta Karuna, Siem Reap from 11 July to 18 July 2015.
Jesuit Mojor Superiors meeting Jesuit Mojor Superiors meeting
   
JRS Logo Global Campaign to eradicate Statelessness

16 July 2015

JRS Cambodia will host a meeting to launch the UNHCR Global Campaign to eradicate Statelessness on July 21 2015..
Ms Nikola Errington, former JRS lawyer, now Statelessness Officer for UNHCR will attend.

Many Montagnard Asylum Seekers are still waiting to be registered in Phnom Penh

   
Campaign urges Hun Sen to join CCM Campaign News July 2015

16 July 2015

The first Review Conference on the Cluster Munitions Convention will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia 7th-11th September 2015.
Cambodia Campaign urges Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to join the treaty and to attend as Head of States Parties.
   
Blessing new house Emmaus Blessing of Our New House

16 July 2015

On 14 July 2015 we celebrated a special event to bless our new house EMMAUS at Mindol Metta Karuna Siem Reap, participated by The Jesuit Major Superiors of Asia Pacific and Cambodia team.
   
Migrant boat tethered to a Thai navy vessel, in waters near Koh Lipe island. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters Migrants boat tethered to a Thai navy vessel, in waters near Koh Lipe island. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters REFUGEE DAY-20 June 2015

19th June 2015

60 million refugees calling on UNHCR for help.
" REFUGEES DAY CALLS US TO COMPASSION ADN HOSPITALITY"
Even UNHCR says the 60 million people crying for help are beyond its capacity and resources to help....
Read more!!!
   
A woman rejoices during traditional dancesView leaflet World Refugee Day: push forward, not back

16th June 2015

Rome, 15 June 2015 - For World Refugee Day this weekend, the Jesuit Refugee Service urges you to remember that the key to change is within each of us. While governments decide to accept or reject refugees, only we have the power to truly welcome them. We must change our fixed view of refugees as 'the other.'
Read more!!!
   
Press ReleaseView leaflet 20 years of National Mine Awareness Day

24th February 2015

Event in Pailin with Excellency Prak Sokhon
Arrupe represents Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions
CONGRATULATIONS ON 20 YEARS OF MINE, UXO, CLUSTER BOMBS AWARENESS.
BAN CLUSTER BOMBS, CAMBODIA! HURRY UP.
Please Read more!!!
Read more about Cluster bombs!!!
   
Press ReleasePress Release on Monitor Report Disabled Dancers Celebrate Landmine Monitor at Angkor Wat Half Marathon

6th December 2014

Dancers with disability and their friends will bless a world to be freed of cluster munitions and landmines before they join the Angkor Marathon on Sunday, December 8 along with other runners, some with disability.
Please Read more!!!
   
Refugee in Nauru Cambodia Campaign News

22th August 2014

1) A letter explaining the San Jose States Parties Meeting on the Cluster Munitions in Costarica 1-4 September 2014...
Please Read more!!!
   
Refugee in NauruRefugee Manual Downlaod RE AUSTRALIA/CAMBODIA DEAL TO RESETTLE AUSTRALIA'S REFUGEES ON NAURU IN CAMBODIA

21th August 2014

Local integration into Australia is the most appropriate and possible durable solution for Australia's refugees on Nauru.
Please Read more!!!
   
Migrant Worker were sent on track back to CambodiaMigrant Workers in Poipet Migrant Workers Return From Thailand

17th June 2014

More than 150,000 Migrant Workers have returned from Thailand this month as ther is a Reported Crack Down by Thai Junta on Illegal Migrants.
Please Read more!!!
   
MaputoMap of Mindol Metta Karuna Campaign Meeting on 1st July 2014

17th June 2014

1) Report from Maputo Review Conference on MINE BAN TREATY.
2) Preparation for Meeting with Hun Sen on Disability on 3rd July, 2014.
3) Renewed Strategy for Encouraging Cambodia to Sign Cluster Munitions Covention. Media? Politicians?
4) OTHER DISARMAMENT/CONFLICT ISSUES
5) ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Where : MINDOL METTA KARUNA, SIEM REAP
When : 1st July 2014, 2 pm

   
Maputo News:The Third Review Conference

12th June 2014

Tun Channareth will be in Maputo for the Third Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty from 23 June to 27 June 2014. He will give a session on supporting survivors of these weapons in remote areas.
Please Read more!!! or Read more about Maputo Conference
   
Completion the Challenge of Mine Ban Treaty News:Complete the Challenge Workshop

The Complete the Challenge Workshop for Maputo was held on May 6, 2014 at Sunway Hotel. It was attended by 67 people from government, mine clearance agencies...
Please Read more!!!
   
Disarmament Campaign News:Disarmament Campaign

The Survivor Network Campaign Team requested the Prime Minister of Cambodian to join Cluster Munitions Treaty when he met them in March. He advised them to ask the US to join.
   
News:Campaign in the USA

Bill Morse is campaigning in the US with senators to encourage them to join the Conventions against Landmines and Cluster Munitions. Our campaign advised him and directed him to resources.
   
Disarmament Campaign News:Campaign Message to Brazil During World Cup

The Campaign sent a message to Brazil asking them to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions during the World Cup.
Dear Foreign Minister of Brazil,..
Please Read more!!!
   
News:New National Strategic Plan Release

In the presence of the Prime Minister Hun Sen on July 3 2014, Disability Action Council (DAC) will release the New Strategic Plan for Disability.
The Campaign has taken part in the lead-up deliberations.
   
Cluster Bombs Use in Syria News:Condemnation On Cluster Bombs Use

The Campaign strongly condemns the use of Cluster Munitions in Syria.
We mourn the lives lost there and also in the new battles in Iraq and Ukraine.
   
Accessibility Photo Display News:Accessibility Photo Display

Accessibility Photo Display Staged at FCC in February is available from So Not Email:jrscambodia@gmail.com or Visit: www.jrscambodia.org/disability_access.html
   
Visitors of Metta Karuna News:Visitors of Mindol Metta Karuna

Visiorts from Korea, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Cambodia, Syria, New Zealand, Taiwan, China, Japan...
Please Read more!!!
   
Survey in North Eastern Cambodia VISITING OUR FRIENDS IN CLUSTER BOMB TERRITORY

22th May 2014

Our Survivor Network Team has visited for the first 25 new villages in Rattanakiri, 16 new villages in Stung Traeng, 20 new villages in Kratie interviewing people with disability......
Please Read more!!!
   
From Australia's Off Shore Detention Centres to Cambodia

19th May 2014

Cambodia is edging closer to signing a Memorandum Of Understanding with Australia to accept refugees from Australia off shore detention centres.....
Please Read more!!!
   

PRESIDENT OBAMA


TIME FOR ACTION HAS COME.

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Download or View INTER FAITH HARMONY WEEK

February 2014

JRS Cambodia is celebrating!
- On 8th February we will hold an Interfaith Event at Mindol Metta Karuna at...
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Siem Reap City Festival
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OUR CITY FESTIVAL

2nd February 2014

Siem Reap City invited our campaign and Survivor Network Team of people with disability to stage a photo exhibition on Disability Access at the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC)....
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