32 killed in explosions of mines in January
32 people, including 14 children and 1 woman, were killed last month in explosions of mines laid by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, a non-government organization said in a press statement.
According to Yemeni Landmine Records (YLR), an observatory for documenting mines and unexploded ordnance victims in Yemen, about 41 explosions of landmines, ordnance, and improvised explosive devices took place in nine Yemeni provinces in January.
خلال شهر يناير الفائت..
74 قتيلا وجريحا نتيجة الألغام التي زرعها الحوثيون والذخائر المتفجرة والقذائف من مخلفات الحرب في 9 محافظات يمنية.#المرصد_اليمني_للألغام pic.twitter.com/GxpCGegmcD
— المرصد اليمني للألغام (@MinesInYemen) February 2, 2023
“Yemeni Landmine Records documented 32 deaths, 14 of the dead were children and one woman, and 42 injuries, including 15 children, some of whom will have to go about their lives with permanent disabilities,” YLR said.
Even though there has been a decrease in military operations during the last months, landmines continued to claim civilian lives.
Reports indicate that the Houthi militia has planted over a million mines in large swaths of Yemen.