How Can a City Recover From a Brutal Conflict?


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(NCR) …The road to Ad Durayhimi from Al Hodeidah city runs parallel to a vast, beautiful, sandy beach. But the beach is empty. Not a single person can be seen enjoying this gift of nature to the Yemeni people.

I soon realise that this is the result of extensive contamination by mines and other unexploded ordnance. These explosives were laid during the height of the battle for Al Hodeidah, the most heavily mined governorate in Yemen. With ERW lining roads, villages and farmland, civilian movement and livelihoods are severely restricted.

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Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Last Updated: Monday, November 13, 2023

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