Yemen: Landmines Have Killed Over 400 People Since 2019


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(MEMO) More than 400 civilians have been killed in Yemen due to landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other unexploded ordnance across several province since 2019, a local monitoring organization has reported.

"From mid-2019 to early August 2022, we documented 426 civilian deaths, including 101 children and 22 women, in addition to 568 wounded, including 216 children and 48 women, as a result of mines, IEDs and unexploded ordnance left over from war in a number of governorates," tweeted Yemeni Landmine Records.

The figures follow comments made a fortnight ago by an official in the Saudi-based, internationally-recognised Yemeni government about the long-term challenge that landmines pose to Yemen. The Director of Yemen's National Mine Action Programme, Brigadier General Amin Al-Aqili, said that it will take decades to resolve the issue of the mines, for which he blamed the Iran-backed Houthi movement.

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Published: Friday, September 9, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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