Yemen: Frightening uptick in victims of landmines and explosive remnants of war

The United Nations said on Monday that 289 civilians were injured in the explosion of mines and munitions left over from war in Al-Hodeidah Governorate, western Yemen, during the past year.

The United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement confirmed in a statement that the number of victims due to the explosion of landmines and explosive remnants of war in the province increased by 160% during 2022 compared to 2021, when 111 were injured.

The statement confirmed 112 children and 15 women were among the injured in the incidents.

Reports from international and local organizations indicate that Yemen witnessed the largest landmine laying operation since the end of World War II.

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