Emergency Mine Action Project

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, land mine clearance and assistance to victims. It also helps improve skills and abilities within the National Mine Action Committee (NMAC), Yemen Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC), and Yemen Mine Action Central Committee (YMACC) so that they can better protect Yemenis 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.

Objectives

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.

Accomplishments

Prioity is given to the most highly-impacted communities in governorates throughout Yemen. In 2019, the following was accomplished:

  • Over 3 million square meters of land were cleared of landmines. 
  • Land survey and clearance operations were conducted in 18 governorates and 95 districts and over 3.4 million square meters of land were cleared.
  • About 66,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance were removed.
  • Previously-inactive YEMAC teams are now fully-functional with approximately 1,200 active personnel.
  • Nearly one million Yemenis directly benefitted from YEMAC activities and nearly 716,000 have participated in mine-risk education activities.

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

December 2016

Estimated end date:

December 2021

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 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
  • Amount contributed

    $37,670,031

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $8,966,150

    2019 $12,715,690

    2018 $6,256,833

    2017 $2,394,960

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