Saliha Abdah’s story

When we first met Saliha Abdah outside her simple house made of concrete blocks, she avoided our gaze. Her three young children huddled around her; she slowly started telling her story. “We were displaced when the war started; the Houthis entered our region and planted landmines. I went to the mountain to collect wood. Suddenly,…

Marwan Youssef Taleb’s story

Like millions of Yemenis, Marwan Youssef Taleb and his family fled fighting in their home village. “We were displaced. When we left our home, we were surprised by a Houthi mine. My family was killed. My sister and my friend Moukhtar Ghaleb were also killed.” Gravely injured, Marwan was hospitalised in Aden, where both his…

In conversation with Dr Julian Spaans, Senior Medic

No humanitarian demining team tasked to travel and work on demining sites and in remote locations can do so without the essential presence of a dedicated National trauma trained medic.  Project Masam currently has 40 medics deployed in Yemen: 32 National demining team medics, two National Medical Co-ordinators (headquartered in Ma’rib and in Aden) and three International medics, who…

Three years on: Project Masam clears a total of 254,918 explosive devices

As Project Masam approaches its four-year anniversary, the humanitarian mine clearance programme has announced its has located and destroyed 254,918 explosive devices in Yemeni liberated areas. These include 3,858 anti-personnel mines, 80,420 anti-tank mines, 6,040 improvised explosive devices and 164,600 unexploded ordnance neutralised over 23,270,112sqm of land since mid-2018. Last week (5 June – 11…

Naji Nasser’s story

Naji Nasser was shepherding and dreaming of being successful in school when a landmine exploded, changing his life and that of his cousin, forever. Watch Naji’s story here. By clearing landmines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices scattered by Al Houthi militia, Project Masam is helping pave the way to Yemenis’ future recovery. Since mid-2018, Project…