RIYADH: Implemented by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance in Yemen dismantled 958 Houthi mines in the fourth week of October.
This figure includes eight anti-personnel mines, 284 anti-tank mines, 662 unexploded ordinances and four other explosive devices.
The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia on the orders of King Salman to help ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.
It clears routes for much-needed humanitarian aid aimed at supporting the country’s embattled citizens.
The demining took place in Marib, Aden, Jouf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale and Saada.
A total of 370,117 mines have been cleared since the start of the project.
More than 1 million mines have been planted by the Houthis, claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians.
The Saudi project trains local demining engineers and provides them with modern equipment. It also provides support to Yemenis injured by the devices.
In June, the project’s contract was extended for another year at a cost of $33.29 million.