ADEN: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled eight antipersonnel mines, 284 anti-tank mines, and 892 unexploded ordnance and two explosive devices — totaling 1,186 mines — during the first week of June.
A total of 252,735 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project. More than 1.1 million mines have been planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen during the conflict, claiming hundreds of civilian lives. Masam aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure that urgent humanitarian supplies are delivered safely.
It trains local demining engineers, equips them with modern equipment and also helps mine victims.
In June, KSrelief extended Masam’s contract for one year at a cost of $30 million. The project has 32 demining teams.
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