Masam’s Aden and Marib teams clear and destroy 6,179 explosive items in a week

Project Masam teams have located, cleared or destroyed 6,179 landmines and unexploded ordnance in the last week across Yemen. Operating since mid-2018, Masam currently has 32 teams working in liberated areas across the country and conducts humanitarian clearance in accordance with priorities set by the Yemeni National Authority. Teams operating out of Masam’s Marib headquarters…

Project Masam condemns use of ‘larger than ever seen’ landmines in Shabwah

Project Masam’s Managing Director Ousama Algosaibi has condemned the manufacturing, use and planting of newly found anti-tank landmines he described as “bigger than ever see before” in Yemen’s central energy-rich Shabwah Governorate.   Shabwah province has been a central frontline in the conflict between Houthi militias and pro-government forces and have been littered with landmines and other remnants of…

Ahmed Mohamed Saeed’s story

Ahmed Mohamed Saeed, who lives in Yemen’s Hays Directorate, was forcibly displaced by the conflict. Him and his family left everything behind – possessions and livelihoods. He was traveling in his truck when an anti-tank landmine exploded. Whilst his truck was destroyed, Saeed’s legs were badly injured – a sadly daily occurrence in this heavily-mined region.…

Masam announces new landmark in Yemen as it clears 300,000 landmines and explosive items

Project Masam has reached a significant milestone after clearing its 300,000th landmine and unexploded ordnance in Yemen. Operating since mid-2018, Masam currently has 32 teams working in liberated areas across the country and conducts humanitarian clearance in accordance with priorities set by the Yemeni National Authority. On 1 January 2022, Managing Director and Programme Manager…

Masam celebrates milestone of 100,000 anti-tank mines cleared

The humanitarian landmine clearance project Masam has reached a significant milestone, having cleared 100,000 anti-tank landmines in Yemen since the start of the project in mid-2018. Since the conflict between Yemen’s pro-government forces and Houthi militias escalated in 2014, liberated strategic areas have been left littered with Houthi anti-personnel mines and anti-tank mines, along with unexploded remnants of…

Displaced civilians return to mined homes in Hays District

Civilians displaced by the conflict in western Yemen are returning home after liberation to find their houses and villages mined, Project Masam has warned. In November this year, Yemen’s pro-government forces took full control of previously-held key areas in eastern Hays, in southern Hodeidah Governorate. The Hays District was initially liberated in 2018 but Hodeidah…