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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.

Tel: +855 (0)15 674 163 cam­bo­di­a­land­mine­mu­

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