Saeed Hassan’s story

Like many children and teenagers in Yemen, Saeed Hassan was the main shepherd for grazing animals in his family – one of the riskiest activities for civilians living in contaminated areas where the risk is unknown. He recalls is story: Four friends herding their sheep. An explosion. Death and trauma. Pain and a life changed…

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…

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…