KSrelief extends demining project in Yemen for another year

Republican Yemen

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has extended the demining project in Yemen carried out by Masam for another year at a cost of  $33.292 million, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Thursday.

Since it initiated demining work in mid-2018, the Saudi project for landmine clearance in Yemen (Masam) has successfully cleared about 347000 mines and explosive materials laid by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

The project, in addition to clearing mines, also conducts training and capacity building to qualify Yemeni demining workers.

“Renewing this contract with the implementing partner is part of sense of responsibility of the center in the humanitarian responsibility towards brothers in Yemen,” Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of Ksrelief, said in a statement released by state news agency SPA.

The Houthi group is reported to have randomly planted about two million mines across Yemen, which have killed, wounded, and maimed thousands of unsuspecting civilians.

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