RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) in cooperation with the World Health Organization, has provided supplies to safely transport and dispose of medical waste in Yemen’s health facilities.
The waste was safely transported from 45 health facilities, with the aim of protecting 600,000 people from hospital-acquired infections and ensuring a good healthy environment, KSrelief said in a statement.
The move is part of the center’s efforts to support the health sector in Yemen.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) dismantled 2,183 mines in Yemen during the fourth week of May.
The figure comprised 13 anti-personnel mines, 927 anti-tank mines, 1,230 unexploded ordnances and 13 explosive devices, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Masam is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia on the directive of King Salman to help ease Yemeni suffering.
Saudi and international experts are removing mines planted by the Houthi militia in Yemeni regions especially Marib, Aden, Al-Jawf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale, and Saada.
A total of 251,549 mines have been cleared since the start of the project. More than 1.2 million mines have been planted by the Houthis, claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians.
Masam has 32 demining teams. It aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure that urgent humanitarian supplies are delivered safely.
It trains local demining engineers, gives them modern equipment and it also helps mine victims.
Last year, Masam’s contract was extended for one year at a cost of $30 million.
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