But now we are back in business!

And our business is removing the harsh reminders of the past conflicts here in Cambodia. The teams have taken a well deserved rest as well as a time to spend with their families during one of the most important Cambodian holidays – Pchum Ben.

Now that we are back to our daily findings please check in to see how there is still a lot of work to be done.

And now it is time for a short break…

You may have noticed that recently there have been fewer posts on a daily basis. Part of this is due to the fact that Cambodia is now in the “rainy season” when rain is an almost daily occurrence. It starts out slow, speeds up, pours for a short time, then stops. While this raises the humidity, it also adds to difficult access to areas where UXO are being reported as the roads become very muddy and movement is slowed. However, the rains also can wash out the dirt from buried ordnance creating new finds.

We are now entering the 15 day Pchum Ben season here in Cambodia. Our entire CSHD and EOD teams had been working through their last 5 day break in order to have two well-deserved weeks off during this special period.

They will resume work after the end of Pchum Ben – Sept. 28.

UXO Found on Tue 07 MAY 2019 by Team 2

EOD 2 responded to a call-out in Poy Smach Village, Tearay Commune, Chikreng District of Siem Reap Province where they found one Chinese 60 mm type 27 mortar, and one Vietnamese 70 mm model 2 launcher. Both were safe to move.

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UXO Found on Fri 04 JAN 2019 by Team 2

EOD 4 responded to a call-out in O Pua Village, Romanei Commune, Rovieng District of Preah Vihear Province where they found 1 Chinese 107 mm type 63 rocket and 1 80 mm PG2 launcher made in the USSR. They were unsafe to move.

UXO Found on Mon 5 NOV 2018 by Team 5

EOD #5 responded to a call out requested by the people in the Tuol Prasat Village, Trapeang Tav Commune, Anlong Veaeng District of Oddar Meanchey Province. They found a total of 10 items These included a Chinese 60 mm Type 27 mortar a USSR 60 mm AP Mine POMZ.2, a 60 mm USSR POMZ2, 4 Chinese 82 mm Type 30 mortars, a USSR 57 mm Artillery OR-281 and 2 Vietnamese 70 mm B40 Model 2 launcher. These items had all been found in the forest nearby the farmers land.