||Women and men, girls and boys, and vulnerable groups
||12 million people
||National Mine Action Committee (NMAC), Yemeni Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC)
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Due to 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 prevention and response measures including risk education, assistance to victims and explosive ordnance survey and clearance operations. It also helps to improve skills and abilities within the National Mine Action Committee (NMAC), the Yemeni Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC), and the Yemen Mine Action Co-ordination Centre (YMACC), 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:
- Land is mapped and the impact of explosives is assessed.
- Explosives are cleared from priority areas.
- Communities are aware and understand the threat of explosives.
- Those who have already been injured by explosives are assisted to regain social and financial stability.
Project actions have prioritised the most highly-impacted communities in governorates throughout the north, middle and south of Yemen. Since the start of the project in 2017:
- Land survey and clearance operations have been conducted in 21 governorates and 233 districts; and over 23 million square meters of land have been cleared.
- Approximately 635,000 pieces of explosive ordnance were removed.
- Previously-inactive YEMAC teams are now fully-functioning and there are approximately 1,300 active personnel.
- Over five million Yemenis directly benefitted from YEMAC activities; and more than a million have participated in mine-risk education activities.