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.…

Mossad Naji’s story

Sadly, in Yemen, Mossad Naji’s story is far too common. Naji is a grandfather who lives in the Shakhb village in the Al Dala’a Governorate. Since the beginning of Yemen’s full-blown armed conflict in December 2013, the southern province of Al Dala’a (also known as al-Dhale) has been a battleground between various separatist factions, Houthi…

Nazmi Musleh’s story

Nazmi Musleh, a local resident from the Karsh district in Yemen’s southern power keg Lahj Province has described life amongst Houthi landmines. Since the break out of the war, the Karsh frontline has been the scene of intense fighting between the Yemeni government forces and Houthi-backed militias. According to Project Masam, Houthis have used landmines…

Abdou Hamdi’s story

Like Abdou Hamdi, farmers and herders who take their cattle – goats and sheep – to graze in areas where the risk is unknown are the ones most affected by landmines in Yemen. Because of the nature of their occupation, any physical or emotional injury can have devastating, life-changing implications. Abdou was herding his sheep…

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…

Tayyar Sulayman Omar Abdallah’s story

In Yemen, where family farming makes up for the majority of food production, landmines and other explosive devices are hampering access to farms. Tayyar Sulayman Omar Abdallah was on his way to work when a landmine detonated. “I left my home to go to the farm. A mine exploded under my car. My left and…