Efforts to clear booby-trapped landmines continue in Shabwah Province, says YEMAC

Giving an update about the situation in Yemen’s Ataq Directorate in Shabwah Governorate, the Deputy Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action (YEMAC) in Marib, Muntather Al-Radfani discussed YEMAC and Masam’s efforts to clear booby-trapped landmines. Yemen’s central energy-rich Shabwah province has been a central frontline in the conflict between Houthi militias and pro-government forces…

Masam teams receive specialised training to mitigate risk of newly-developed booby-trapped mines in Yemen

Project Masam is providing specialised training to Yemeni demining teams, as they continue to encounter newly-developed booby-trapped mines planted by parties opposing the pro-government forces, including Houthi militias. Due to the advances in their manufacturing, and technical and technological aspects, locally-produced booby-trapped mines encountered in the last few months across Yemen make mine clearance even more…

Why is mine clearance so important in Yemen’s Usailan region? A local chief explains.

This week, we met with Ahmed Kurda, the Secretary General of the Local Council in Usailan Directorate in Shabwah Governorate – one of the most landmine contaminated area of Yemen after Masam teams cleared thousands of landmines in just seven days. The country’s central energy-rich Shabwah Governorate has been a central frontline in the conflict between Houthi militias…

Yemeni Prime Minister praises Masam demining efforts in Yemen

The Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed has expressed his gratitude towards humanitarian mine clearance Project Masam for its role in removing landmines and other explosive threats in Yemen. Since the conflict between Yemen’s pro-government forces and Houthi militias escalated in 2014, liberated strategic areas have been left littered with anti-personnel mines and anti-tank mines, along with…

Deminers training: Keeping up with evolving landmine technology in Yemen

As demining teams continue to encounter newly-developed booby-trapped mines planted by parties opposing the pro-government forces, including Houthi militias, there is now an urgency for mine action professionals to think about how best to reduce and eliminate new victims of landmines in Yemen. Due to the advances in their manufacturing, and technical and technological aspects, locally-produced…