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