Last month we featured a story about our partnership with renowned global munitions experts Fenix Insight, where we created software for Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to enable the identification and to facilitate appropriate disposal of unexploded cluster munitions and illegal stockpiled cluster munitions in order to expedite the safe decommissioning of these bombs.
This software is now being utilised in Cambodia, where they have been using our CMID tool to assess the legality of their stockpiles.
Cambodia has a major problem with landmines, especially in rural areas – the legacy of three decades of war which has taken a severe toll on Cambodians – it has some 40,000 amputees, which is one of the highest rates in the world. The Cambodian Mine Action Centre estimates that there may be as many as four to six million mines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.
Using the tool we helped to develop will aid Cambodia to swiftly and safely decommission their stockpiles.