Emergency Mine Action

Removal of UXOs and explosive remnants of war from one of the affected locations in Yemen
Coverage National 
Target Groups Women and men, girls and boys, and vulnerable groups 
Estimated Beneficiaries 12 million people
Focus Area Mine Action
Partners National Mine Action Committee (NMAC), Yemeni Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC)
Project Manager Stephen Bryant
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Project Summary

Because of ongoing and protracted conflict, explosives can be found in large areas of land throughout Yemen – including areas where most of the population lives.  Reaching those who require the most assistance demands care and planning.

The UNDP Mine Action Project uses both preventative and responsive measures, including risk education, land mine clearance, and help to victims. It also helps to improve skills and abilities within the National Mine Action Committee (NMAC) and Yemeni Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC), so that they can better protect people and communities.

The project activities are expected to reduce the risk of disaster; and prepare communities to cope with the presence and negative effects of explosives.


This project is designed to realize four practical outcomes:

  1. Land is mapped and the impact of explosives is assessed.
  2. Explosives are cleared from priority areas.
  3. Communities are aware and understand the threat of explosives.
  4. Those who have already been injured by explosives are assisted to regain social and financial stability.


Project actions have prioritized the most highly-impacted communities in governorates throughout the north, middle and south of Yemen. In 2018:

  • Land survey and clearance operations have been conducted in 16 governorates and 81 districts; and over 6.4 million square meters of land have been cleared.
  • Over 120,000 explosives have been cleared and, of these, 13,000 have been destroyed.
  • Previously-inactive YEMAC teams are now fully-functioning and there are approximately 1,000 active personnel.
  • Over 10 million Yemenis have benefitted from YEMAC activities; and more than 360,000 have participated in mine-risk education activities.



Project start date:

December 2016

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affairs (unocha)
  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Germany
  • Government Of Netherlands
  • Department For International Development (dfid)
  • Us Department Of State
  • Office To Monitor & Combat Tracking In Persons.
  • Foreign Common Wealth Ofice
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $7,460,220

    2018 $6,256,833

    2017 $2,394,960

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