Yemen: 449068 Mines Have Been Removed Since 2018

News Agencies | 2024-07-02 08:18 PM UTC
Yemen: 449068 Mines Have Been Removed Since 2018


The Masam demining project removed 755 mines in various regions of Yemen, including 47 anti-tank mines, 707 unexploded ordnance, and one explosive device during the fourth week of June 2024, according to a statement by the Masam project. The demining team removed one anti-tank mine and 156 unexploded ordnance in Aden province and one unexploded ordnance in Qataba District in Al Dhalea province. The team in Al-Hudaydah also removed 20 unexploded ordnances in Hays District and one unexploded ordnance in Al Khawkha District. In Marib, the team removed one anti-tank mine in Harib District, 45 anti-tank mines, and 520 unexploded ordnance in Marib District. Moreover, 3 unexploded ordnance in Usaylan District in Shabwa province were removed. The Masam team in Taiz removed 5 unexploded ordnance in Dhubab District, one unexploded ordnance in Al-Mandab District, and one explosive device in Sabr District. The number of mines removed since the beginning of the Masam project in 2018 reached 449068.


More than half of households in Yemen are not eating enough due to poor economic conditions and a months-long pause in food assistance to millions of people in North Yemen, the United Nations food agency said Monday. The World Food Program update said "severe food deprivation" has reached the highest it's ever seen in parts of northern Yemen, including Al Jawf, Al Badya, Hajjah, Amran, and Al-Hudaydah. The organization also said the southern part of Yemen has "historic highs" of insufficient food consumption. Yemen's civil war began in 2014 and has pushed the economy to the brink of collapse.


Yemen's Houthis said on Monday that they had conducted four military operations targeting four ships in the Red, Arabian and Mediterranean seas as well as the Indian Ocean "linked to the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel." The first operation the "Israeli ship MSC Unific" in the Arabian Sea," Yahya Saree, the Houthi group's spokesperson said. The second operation hit "A US oil tanker Delonix" in the Red Sea. The third operation targeted "UK ship Anvil Point in the Indian Ocean". The Houthis have been launching drone and missile strikes in shipping lanes since November in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

Israeli forces bombarded several areas of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday and thousands of Palestinians fled their homes. Eight Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded, health officials said. Israel's military said that two soldiers had been killed in battle a day earlier. Later on Tuesday, 17 Palestinians were killed in Israeli tank shelling of a street in the densely populated Zeitoun neighbourhood in Gaza City in the north of the Strip, medics said. The Israeli war on Gaza has killed nearly 38,000 people, according to the Gaza health ministry.