3,709 affected by cluster bombs used by Saudi-led aggression in Yemen


The Director of the Executive Mine Action Centrer Brigadier General Ali Safra confirmed that the suffering in Yemen is great and the humanitarian catastrophe is indescribable at the level of cities, farms, water wells, roads, and residential neighborhoods polluted with remnants of the US-Saudi aggression.

“The raids that were dropped in various areas of Yemen have represented permanent suffering and are still reaping Yemenis. They are considered to be the death of dozens of children and women,” Safra said during an event held by the National Committee in corporation with Executive Mine Action Centre on Sunday.

He explained that the total number of people affected by cluster bombs is 3709, including 962 martyrs and nearly 100 children, while the number of wounded reached 3,700.


“We feel the magnitude of the humanitarian disaster that Yemen is witnessing because we are in the field polluted with remnants of aggression,” he added.


Safra pointed out that the communities affected by mines and cluster bombs are being deprived of their inability to return to their areas, even though they have become safe.


“When we talk about a disaster, it is not an illusion, we have statistics of 2,500 cluster bomb raids, in addition to the tactical weapons. There are 15 types of cluster bombs that have targeted Yemen.” he added.


The Director of the Center stated that in the field survey of 3 districts in Jawf province, there are 50 thousand farms affected by the remnants and cluster bombs of the aggression.


He noted that the Mine Action Center faces difficulties in obtaining detectors and field supplies, as development and other sectors cannot operate unless the areas are removed and cleared of remnants and cluster bombs.


Safra called on the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen David Gressly and international organizations to provide Yemen’s needs to save the lives of Yemenis, as the countries of the US-Saudi aggression prevent the entry of these supplies.