Masam Project Clears Landmines Planted by the Iranian Backed Houthis in Yemen
December 03, 2018
As part of The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center's on going efforts to reduce risks associated with landmines that have been indiscriminately planted in Yemen by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the Masam project for landmine clearance announced on Friday that during the third week of November, it has cleared 21,784 mines and other improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in Marib and the western coast of Yemen. The project has also removed 2,223 diverse mines planted with utter disregard for civilian safety throughout Yemeni lands, including in schools, homes, roads, and civilian areas.
Launched by KSRelief in June 2018, the Masam project aims to build local resilience for early and rapid clearance of land mines and explosive remnants of war, create a mechanism for humanitarian mine action management skills transfer to key personnel, and assist the Yemeni people in addressing the suffering caused by unexploded ordnance.