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New Briefs: Aid for mine victims

The Australian Government will give A$1.6 million (US$1.1 million) to the International

Red Cross tagged for healthcare and rehabilitation of landmine victims, of which

Cambodia has more than 800 per year.

The funding will also support community-based education programs in Cambodia to raise

landmine awareness, particularly among young people.

Mrs Chris Gallus, Australia's Special Representative for Mine Action, said: "As

well as the tragic loss of life and injury, there is a significant impact on development

as land becomes unusable and communities are faced with the long-term burden of caring

for victims."

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