Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief removes over 22,000 land mines in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief removes over 22,000 land mines in Yemen
The militia group has attempted to hide the land mines via several methods, which has led to the death or severe injury of children, women and elderly men. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief removes over 22,000 land mines in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief removes over 22,000 land mines in Yemen
  • The militia group has attempted to hide the land mines via several methods, which has led to the death or severe injury of children, women and elderly men

JEDDAH: The Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen (MASAM), launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), has managed to clear 22,952 land mines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen.
In the last week of November, members of the project managed to dismantle some 1,462 land mines to reach 6,677 mines planted by the Houthi militia in schools and residential areas throughout the month.
The militia group has attempted to hide the land mines via several methods, which has led to the death or severe injury of children, women and elderly men.
The project is part of a series of efforts by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, and its global and effective stance toward humanitarian work.