JRS Cambodia has been the focal point for the Cambodia Campaign to ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions since 1994, and for the monitoring of both Landmine and Cluster Munitions Treaties. JRS led the movement for survivors to tell their own stories and message at international fora.
Tun Channareth and Song Kosal are leaders in promoting rights of people with disability. The Survivor Network Project creates a link around the country of survivors who monitor the Quality of Life of their peers and educate village leaders and communities about disability rights.
Our 2013 DISARM THE HEART CAMPAIGN also calls all government to ban Landmines, Cluster Munitions, Nukes, and to sign the Arms Trade Treaty. The Holy See is an important leader in these campaigns.

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.

   
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.

Read more....

   
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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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.

   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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 NauruRefugee Manual Downlaod 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!!!
   
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!!!
   
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)....
Please Read more!!!
   
Campaign and Disarmament Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 release

4th September 2013

Today The Landmine and Cluster Moniton Monitor released the 2013 worldwide monitor on Cluster Munitions.
Please read more the release in English , French , Spanish
Please read the full report at The Monitor
   
Campaign and Disarmament
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"I AM HAPPY I AM ALIVE"(SNP Report) release

29th August 2013

On 29 August 2013, in Preah Vihear JRS and its Survivor Network Project released "I AM HAPPY I AM ALIVE". It is a Practical Approach to improving the Quality of Life of People with Disability. It is focused on ...
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Campaign & Disarmament Our Anniversary of Cluster Munitions Convention

2nd August 2013

2nd August 2013 was celebrateion day for the Convention on Cluster Munitions Anniversary, here in Cambodia.300 youths and children played.....
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Download DISARM THE HEART (Disarming The World)

Eliminating and prohibiting the use of anti-personnel landmines, cluster munitions, nuclear weapons, and limiting the conventional arms trade to make the world a safer place. Read more...Download Here!!!
   
Disarmament: A visit from the Indonesian National Resilience Institute

30 May 2013
On 30 May 2013, the Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines hosted 45 members of the National Resilience Institute from Indonesia, who visited Metta Karuna Reflection Centre to discuss victim assistance and disarmament...Read more...
   
Campaign News ICBL-CMC Newsletter:
Cluster Munition Coalition News


Third Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (3MSP) (September)
This week governments, civil society and international organizations are gathering in Oslo, Norway for the Third Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (3MSP). Since we met in Oslo in 2008 for the historic signing of the Convention, a lot of progress has been made to rid the world of cluster bombs.... Read more >>>>
   
Newsroom Cluster Munition Monitor 2012 released in London

Cluster Munition Monitor 2012 was released during a press conference in London, UK on 6 September.Governments that have joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions have destroyed nearly 750,000 cluster munitions ... Read more >>>>
   
Newsroom OSLO CUP: Play Game to Ban Cluster Munitions

On August 5th, the Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs (CCBL) organized the "Oslo Cup" soccer match between the Cambodian army, Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), a local team from the hosts in Battambang and survivors of landmines and cluster munitions as well as campaigners. The goal of the event was to encourage the government to... Read more >>>>

See our great picture on our Facebook:Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions
   
Download Now! SNAPSHOT OF 34 MINE AFFECTED COUNTRIES
What can be expected of poor countries with many complex problems including assistance to victims of land mines and cluster munitions.
This was the question that challenged participants in Geneva recently.
JRS Cambodia has a link to a SNAPSHOT of its concise reseach into this question in 34 contires.
We want people in the countries to respond to cambanlmcm@gmail.com and promote on-going dialogue so that the respective countries will ensure the needs of their "victims" are met.
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ICBL: Jordan latest country to clear all known minefields
Geneva, 27 March 2012: The ICBL welcomes Jordan's announcement that all its known mined areas have now been cleared. Jordan's National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation (NCDR), under the leadership of its Director Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, declared on 21 March that all known minefields in the country are now safe after nearly 20 years of demining.
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Newsroom
Cambodia: Award winners urge landmine ban
Cambodian campaigners Song Kosal and Sr Coghlan say government must sign international treaties after winning an award in Seol, South Korea.
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Indonesia: 'USA - save the lives and limbs of others' a call to sign the Ban Landmines treaty

Even though I am grown up, I often cry after waking up from a dream of having two legs, running and playing happily in the field with my friends. I know for me it is just a dream but I want this dream to be a true one for others, especially for children living in mine- affected countries like Cambodia.

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International: Condemnation of Thai use of cluster munitions in Cambodia
Geneva, 6 April 2011 – Based on two separate on-site investigations, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) has concluded that Thailand used cluster munitions on Cambodian territory during the February 2011 border conflict. Thai officials confirmed the use of cluster munitions in a meeting with the CMC on 5 April.
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International: Cluster bomb coalition responds to leaked cable on US-UK cluster bomb policy talks
London, 2 December 2010 – A leaked diplomatic cable published on 1 December by The Guardian newspaper reveals how the United States sought to influence United Kingdom policy ahead of a parliamentary debate on ratifying the international treaty banning cluster bombs, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) said today.
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Cambodia: Landmine remains a daily mortal danger

Washington DC, 18 November 2010 – A homemade truck ran over a landmine in Cambodia Tuesday killing 14 people – including a 6-month-old infant, police said. The incident occurred in Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. The local chief of police said in addition to the infant the dead included eight women and five men.

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International: Cluster bomb ban treaty takes effect
London, 29 July 2010 – The Convention on Cluster Munitions takes effect on Sunday, 1 August 2010, when it becomes binding international law in countries around the world. In dozens of countries, campaigners from the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) will join UN agencies, governments and international organisations in events celebrating the swift entry into force of the most significant disarmament and humanitarian treaty in over a decade. 
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