Aki Ra spent much of his early life as a Khmer Rouge child soldier. After the toppling of the regime in 1979, he devoted his life to removing landmines and caring for young landmine victims in Cambodia. He claims to have personally destroyed as many as 50,000 mines since 1992 and is the founder of the landmine museum about 25km from Siem Reap town. The museum aims to educate visitors about the importance of clearing mines in Cambodia, with ticket purchases and donations allowing the museum to pay fair wages, care for vulnerable children and help clear the country’s remaining five million landmines.
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