UN Security Council calls for urgent action to address landmines and explosive remnants of war in Yemen

The UN Security Council (UNSC) raised alarm over the continued death and injury of civilians by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Yemen during the latest security council session on Yemen held on Tuesday 22 November.

In their statements, UNSC members Norway, Brazil, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, France, Albania, and Mexico all voiced their deep concern over the impact of landmines and unexploded ordnance, which is currently responsible for the largest number of civilian casualties in Yemen. Hudaydah remains one of the most affected governorates.

During the session, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Director of Operations and Advocacy Division Ms Reena Ghelani attributed more than 164 civilian injuries and deaths between July and September to landmines/ERW incidents. Over a third of these casualties, a total of 74, are children.

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Source: UNMHA