Masam campaign raises awareness on land mines in Yemen
In conjunction with the International Day for Mine Awareness, which falls on May 4, Masam launched a campaign to disseminate information on the dangers of land mines in the governorates of Marib and Taiz in Yemen.
On the occasion, Masam teams installed banners, warning about the dangers of tampering with mines and emphasizing the importance of reporting any suspicious objects, as well as informing Yemenis about the extent of crimes committed by the Houthi militia against civilians.
The campaign comes as part of a series of initiatives aimed at raising community awareness of the dangers of mines and highlighting the humanitarian efforts of Masam’s engineering teams across several Yemeni governorates.
The media center of the Masam project, which aims to dismantle land mines in Yemen, also published its monthly report, which revealed that in April, 3,059 mines, unexploded ordnance and explosive devices were cleared as part of the project’s ongoing humanitarian mission.
Overseen by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, Masam is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia at the directives of King Salman to help the Yemeni people.
By demining swathes of land, Masam helps to clear routes for much-needed humanitarian aid aimed at supporting the country’s citizens.
The center noted that since its launch in June 2018, 396,558 mines, unexploded ordnance and explosive devices randomly planted by the Houthi militia throughout Yemeni provinces have been cleared.
The demining operations took place in Marib, Aden, Jouf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale and Saada.