UNOPS Mine Action Advisor Charles Frisby visits Project Masam as it clears 450,000 explosive items

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Mine Action Advisor Charles Frisby has visited Project Masam’s headquarters as the project celebrated its success in clearing 450,000 landmines and explosive items.

Frisby was received by Tony Roberts, the Operations Director at Project Masam’s Marib Office, and the project’s Deputy Administrative Director, Ahmed Bakhit.

During the visit, the UNOPS official heard about the project’s operations in Marib from Roberts, and was shown examples and models of new smart, or camouflaged, landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that were safely cleared by Project Masam’s demining teams deployed in nine Yemeni governorates.

Roberts also gave a rundown of the methods used to demolish and dispose of these landmines to ensure a safe environment for all Yemenis.

The UN Advisor praised the role of Project Masam in Yemen, its achievements over the past years, and its significant contribution to saving Yemeni lives by clearing landmines and other remnants of war.

He highlighted the level of organisation Project Masam has achieved in its field operations, as well as its publication of weekly statistics and information.

He added, “Yemen suffers from a serious disaster caused by landmines, explosive devices, and remnants of war. It is crucial for everyone to support the Yemeni people to eliminate this peril and restore normalcy to all regions of Yemen.”