Yemen war: Deadly landmines blight the lives of children on western coast

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah used to have a carefree life, sailing on the sea with his father and brothers looking for fish instead of going to school.

The 11-year-old is from a coastal village in Hodeidah’s Duraihimi district, where most of the people, including children, work in fishing to provide for their families and where education is not a necessity.

In 2017, the battles between the rival sides of Yemen’s civil war arrived at the village, prompting Abdullah’s family to flee to a safer place on the western coast.

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Source: Middle East Eye