Masam clears 278,601 landmines and explosive threats in Yemen

Project Masam has announced its has located and destroyed 278,601 explosive devices in Yemeni liberated areas. These include 4,118 anti-personnel mines, 91,715 anti-tank mines, 6,099 improvised explosive devices and 176,669 unexploded ordnance neutralised over 26,942,387sqm of land since mid-2018. Last week (25 September – 01 October 2021) alone, Project Masam deminers removed 1,541 deadly items,…

Project Masam welcomes United Nations Security Council Panel of Experts on Yemen

On 22 August, Project Masam welcomed Marie-Louise Tougas, an International Human Law expert and member of the United Nations Security Council Panel of Eminent Experts on Yemen.  Given the sheer scope and number of the violations occurring in Yemen in the past seven years since the conflict started, the UN Group of Experts said it is prioritising the examination of…

18 civilians killed by landmines in Yemen between April and June, data shows

18 civilians have been killed by landmines in Yemen between April and June 2021, a local rights-advocacy organisation has revealed. Since 2015, Yemen’s Houthi militia, have and are still routinely employing landmines directly against civilians – extensively and indiscriminately. Terrorised civilian populations are forced to leave their cities and villages, agricultural land and schools. Mines…