In Yemen, Landmines Kill 121 People This Year


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(Famagusta Gazette) A report based on data from the Yemeni Mine Action Center (YMAC), found that the majority ofcasualties in the first quarter of this year were caused by landmines and UXOs on the west coast of Yemen, particularly in the governorates of Hodeidah, Al Jawf, and Marib. Heavy rainfall in these areas dislodged explosive devices, making them more likely to be triggered by civilians.

The report also found that the number of civilian casualties from landmines and UXOs decreased from 144 in the fourth quarter of 2022, due to a number of factors, including increased removals of the war remniants by the YMAC, as well as the displacement of civilians from areas that are heavily mined.

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Published: Monday, June 5, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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