Land Mines Continue to Haunt Women, Children in Yemen


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(Al-Monitor) SANAA, Yemen - For more than eight years now, the bloody conflict in Yemen has killed and wounded civilians from all segments of society. A large proportion of them are women and children who fell victim to land mines planted by Houthis.

In 2017, Dalila Abdo Ahmad and her cousin Afaf went out to get water in the Sabir al-Mawadim district of Taiz governorate. No one knew that in the night before, Houthi operatives had sneaked in to plant mines throughout the city. As the two women walked, a mine blew up. Dalila lost both her feet. Afaf lost her right foot and broke the other.

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Published: Monday, November 28, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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