Landmines, war waste kill, injure 168 people since truce start

2022-08-03 | Since 1 Week

Aden (Debriefer) Landmines and unexploded projectiles have killed 57 people and injured 111 others since the UN-brokered started on 2 April, MinesinYemen said late on Monday.
Until 1 August, 168 civilian fatalities were documented in different areas of Yemen, the watchdog said in a statement, blaming Houthi mines and other war-waste projectiles.
57 civilians (including 28 children and 4 women) were killed and 111 others (including 47 children and 8 women) were wounded by explosives, according to the statement.
The western governorate of Hodeida was placed first with 69 civilian victims, followed by Taiz with 26 victims, it added, as the other fatalities occurred in Hajjah, Baydha, Sa'ada, Jawf, Marib and Lahj governorates and in Nihm district, east Sana'a governorate.
The NGO called on the UN and international community to pressure the Houthi group into handing landmine maps, and to supply demining teams with urgent support in order to clear populated and agricultural areas recently polluted with mines swept away by rains.
Large swaths of Yemen were polluted with mines and projectiles that claim lives of or injure civilians almost every day.
Last January, the UN said landmines, cluster bombs, unexploded missiles and war waste in Yemen pose obvious risk, citing the increase in victims.

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