Cambodian Self-Help Demining (CSHD) is a Cambodian NGO supported by Landmine Relief Fund. Cambodian Self-Help Demining was founded by Aki Ra, an ex-child soldier; his wife, Hourt; and Bill Morse, president of Landmine Relief Fund.
In the early 2000s, Aki Ra was clearing landmines on his own with a stick and screwdriver. In 2003, he met Bill Morse. A few years later, Aki Ra, Bill, and Hourt started Cambodian Self-Help Demining together to help make Cambodia a safer place.
Today, Cambodian Self-Help Demining has 36 staff members comprised of a 16-person demining team; 2, 4-person explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) teams; 1, 4-person explosive ordinance risk education (EORE) team; and an office staff of 8.
Cambodian Self-Help Demining is funded by the US Department of State through Humanity and Inclusion; World Without Mines, a Swiss organization; and by private donations via Landmine Relief Fund.
Cambodian Self-Help Demining works to remove landmines and unexploded ordinance (UXO) throughout Cambodia. The EOD and EORE teams also educate villagers and students about the dangers of landmines and UXO and what to do if one is found.
You can read more about Cambodian Self-Help Demining on its website here