CSHD/EOD 1 gave an MRE in the old Demineral Village, Mum Sonn Commune, Angkor Thom District of Siem Reap Province.
EOD 1 gave an MRE to the Sro Poka Primary School in Kandal Village, Sung Commune, Samlot District of Battambang Province. Attendance = 3 teachers, 32 students.
Earlier this year, CSHD Team #1 was working in the minefield in Steung Thmey Village, Bramaoy Commune, Veal Veng District of Pursat Province. There the team saw the problems and difficulties faced by the local citizens. The province is suffering from a shortage of drinking water. They also are short on labor. So, during their spare time, members of Team #1 helped these people in need who were harvesting corn near they minefield. They helped to husk the dried corn as well as transport and distribute water to these people. Examples of additional things the members of CSHD do to help their fellow Cambodian citizens!
EOD 1 responded to a call-out in Steung Thmey Village, Brork Commune, Veal Veng District of Pursat Province where they found a 40/85 mm HEAT PG-7 rocket made in the USSR. The location was near the downtown area at a distance 15 meters from the roadway.
Cambodian Self Help Demining Group has two parts. One is comprised of the men and women working in a known mine area who comprise the CSHD Mine Action Working Group. There are also 5 groups known as our Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams. Each team is made up of 4 individuals. ALL 4 have had extensive training and the knowledge of how to dispose of UneXploded Ordnance (UXO) they may find. The “finds” are usually made by the villagers in areas outside of the known working field. They can be found out in the open, hidden beneath the canopy of the jungle, or next to buildings or inside homes when the villages mistakenly take them home as “unusual finds” or possible metal to resell. The members of EOD Group 1 do double duty as they also work the minefield for almost one month at a time. The members of EOD Group 4 do double duty as they are also the Office Staff for the CSHD operation.
ALL of the members of the CSHD family are Cambodians with a love of their country and a deep desire to rid it of the horrifying history of the past.
Land mines and UXO
Which the Mine Action Working Group discovered
O Smach village mine.
ចំការមីន ភូមិអូរស្មាច់ .
No country of origin given.
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CSHD/EOD #01 Addressing the report by two people of the anti-personnel mines they discovered.
AP-Mine 60 mm TYPE-69 Bounding mine CHINA x 01 AP-Mine 112 mm PMN Blast mine USSR x 01 Both were safe to move. They were found in landscaped farmland
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