Emergency Mine Action Project - Phase I

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

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:

  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 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.



Project start date:

December 2016

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • risk reduction
  • 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 Italy
  • Government Of Netherlands
  • Department For International Development (dfid)
  • European Commission
  • Us Department Of State
  • Office To Monitor & Combat Tracking In Persons.
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Department Of Foreign Affairs
  • Trade And Development
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth & Development Office
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $13,020,644

    2020 $12,536,463

    2019 $12,715,690

    2018 $6,256,833

    2017 $2,394,960


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