The SBC Foundation and The Cambodian Mine Action Authority and Victim Assistance (CMAA) Sign MoU Agreement
The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation is pleased to announce that the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority and the Foundation have formed an agreement to mutually support each other through a spirit of cooperation in their goal to support victims of conflict.
Since 1979, a total of 64849 mine/ERW casualties were recorded by the Cambodia Mine Victim information systems across the whole country, with 19779 (31%) people killed, 36024 (55%) people injured and 9046 (14%) people amputated.
To work together supporting victims of conflict, The SBC Foundation and the CMAA signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Knutsford, Cheshire on Tuesday 18th February 2020.
The signing was attended by His Excellency Prum Sophkamonkol – Secretary General of Cambodian Mine Action & Victim Assistance Authority, Dan Carden MP, Lou McGrath OBE – CEO at The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, Donna Moss-Seymour – Head of Operations at the Foundation and Rothna Buth – Country Director, Cambodia at the Foundation.
Caption: (L-R) Donna Moss-Seymour – Head of Operations at The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, Lou McGrath OBE – CEO at The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, Dan Carden MP, His Excellency Prum Sophkamonkol – Secretary General of Cambodian Mine Action & Victim Assistance Authority and Rothna Buth – Country Director, Cambodia at The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation.
The agreement comes prior to the opening of The SBC Foundation’s second humanitarian centre which is scheduled to open in Cambodia later this year. Located in Pursat Province, the centre provides vocational training, business start-up support and other income generation activities for people with a disability.
Lou McGrath OBE, CEO of The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, commented: “This is a momentous occasion for the Foundation. We are proud to have formed an agreement with the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority who oversee all of the work that goes in to supporting the many victims of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs). We’re looking forward to working with the CMAA to support all of the innocent civilians who’ve suffered from past conflict.”