Group 78 The Aftermath

19 07 2009

Two days after the deadline for the eviction of Group 78. Taken at the Phnom Penh Post office.

Two days after Group 78 eviction deadline

Two days after Group 78 eviction deadline

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Group 78 – The day before

16 07 2009

Went to Group 78 in the afternoon. It is the day before the next deadline brought on by the municipality.
All but 7 families have agreed the compensation and started breaking down their houses for the eventual move.
Unfortunately, I can’t run any of the photos as they are being selected for a slideshow with the Phnom Penh Post. So I have a shot of Rick Valenzuela with his new video kit at the site. Ten minutes later, he fell knee deepup to his crotch into the swamp next to 78.

Rick Valenzuela at Group 78

Rick Valenzuela at Group 78





Group 78

10 07 2009
A resident of Group 78 takes apart the tin roof of his house.

A resident of Group 78 takes apart the tin roof of his house.

Group 78 is a community living on the Bassac riverfront that has been facing eviction since May of last year. It is looking like the evictions will begin sometime next week.
Some of the families have taken payments and have started moving their belonging out of the area but the majority will probably stay to be forcibly removed.

For more information about the evictions, click on the link below:
http://www.apyouth.net/?p=627

Residents of Group 78 move their houses

Residents of Group 78 move their houses

Discarded wood lays on top of coconut husks in Group 78

Discarded wood lays on top of coconut husks in Group 78