PHNOM PENH, June 8 (FN) — The United States and Cambodia militaries have been conducting humanitarian assistance events and military to military subject matter expert exchanges from June 6 to 18 in southwestern Cambodia's Kampot province, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.

Approximately 80 members of the U.S. military and their Cambodian counterparts, along with service members from Australia, Vietnam and Thailand, will work together in partnership with local non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to residents in the province, the statement said.

The exercise is part of Pacific Angel 2016, it said, adding that the Pacific Angel is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance mission conducted in various countries throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with the active participation and leadership of the U.S. Air Force.

Pacific Angel includes general health, dental, optometry, pediatrics, physical therapy and engineering programs as well as various humanitarian aid and disaster relief subject matter expert exchanges.

"The mission enhances participating nations' humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities while providing needed services to people throughout the region," the statement said.

In Cambodia, multinational engineers will work on reconstruction projects for four local schools and two health centers in the city of Kampot and multinational medical service providers will conduct health service outreach in two districts in the province.

The subject matter expert exchanges between the two militaries will focus on public health emergencies and humanitarian aid and disaster response, it said.

This is the fourth Pacific Angel event conducted in Cambodia.