At least 275 civilians in Hodeidah killed by landmines and cluster munition in so far this year

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The Executive Center for Mine Action revealed that more than 275 civilians have been killed in Hodeidah since the beginning of 2022 due to the remnants of the US-Saudi aggression, and the expansion of the areas contaminated with landmines and cluster bombs.

The demining program revealed that the UN Development Program (UNDP) has reduced the assistance provided to the program, and the UN has suspended fuel allocations without providing solutions to continue the program’s humanitarian activities.

The Center said it holds the US-Saudi aggression responsible for preventing it from importing mine and bomb detectors, and for causing civilian casualties as a result of the remaining areas contaminated with mines and cluster bombs.

The Center furthermore renewed the call for the UN Humanitarian Coordinator to distance the center’s humanitarian work from the political agenda, and called for concerted efforts to protect civilians from the danger of mines and cluster bombs.