Ali Ahmed Abdullah was displaced when the conflict reached his village. When his area was liberated, he decided to return home.
Ali did not know the land had been heavily mined by Houthis militias before it was liberated.
As he looked forward to normalcy and settling back in his home after a long period of displacement, Ali walked on a landmine. He was not the only one. Ali lost his left leg; others lost their lives.
Project Masam was informed about the presence of mines in the area and teams worked relentlessly to clear the area and ensure every single last mine was located and destroyed.
Ali said he felt safe again in his hometown. With a new sense of safety and determination, he decided to modify his motorbike and learned to ride. Watch Ali’s story here.
Since it first entered Yemen in mid-2018, Project Masam has located and destroyed 256,475 explosive devices in Yemeni liberated areas covering 23,580,649sqm.