Nonprofit Spotlight: Cambodian Landmine Museum – Siem Reap, Cambodia

At age 10, Aki Ra was initiated as a child soldier for the Khmer Rouge and tasked with laying mine fields.  At age 14, he defected and began working with the Vietnamese to undo the damage of the Khmer Rouge regime.  With an estimated 6 million landmines actively remaining in Cambodia, Aki Ra’s life’s work has been demining the Cambodian countryside and establishing the Cambodian Landmine Museum and Relief Fund to show the world the consequences of war.  Behind the Museum, off-limits to tourists, are several dormatories, where Aki and his wife house, educate, and take care of dozens of children who have been maimed by the remaining landmines.

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