The Nightmare of Mines Threatens the Present and Future of Yemen 2 Riyadh

Monday 1439/10/4 - 2018/06/18
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Yemen needs years to get rid of these mines, as there are no maps showing where they were implanted. Local Yemeni statistics indicate that there are hundreds of civilian causalities -either amputated or killed- and the number is still rising given the expansion of the war in densely populated areas.
On its part, the Yemeni government has issued several urgent appeals to the international community to assist in the demining of the mines planted by Houthi militias heavily and in an indiscriminate manner in areas under their control, stressing that this is a disturbing issue for both government and citizens. Especially since the planting of these mines was carried out in a random, unorganized nor documented manner, making it very difficult to detect and dispose of them. The Government of Yemen hopes to be assisted by the international community and the international organizations involved with demining, providing technical, technological and material assistance in order to prevent further causalities.
These mines remain the greatest threat to human and animal life in the present and future of Yemen. Failure to remove them will cause more lives of innocent civilians, especially women and children, being taken, and will cause serious human and material damage that may last for years and become a prominent title in the future of Yemen. Yemen urgently needs massive international humanitarian efforts to remove these mines, neutralize their danger and restore the spirit of life to the liberated territories from the grip of these coup militias.
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