The Calamity of Landmines in Yemen


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(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) According to the Yemeni Observatory For Landmine Removal, an organization that documents mines, 370 civilians have been killed by landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and explosive ordnance laid by the Houthis from mid-2019 to May 2022.

Additionally, over the past six years, The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations has documented the deaths of more than 1,929 civilians, as well as the destruction and damage of more than 2,872 public and private facilities in a number of Yemeni governorates, as a result of the use of anti-personnel or anti-vehicle mines.

During the first phase of the United Nations Mine Action Service’s project, land survey and clearance operations were conducted in 21 governorates and 233 districts, and over 23 million square meters of land were cleared. 

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Published: Friday, September 2, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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