The European Union describes the spread of explosive remnants of war in Yemen as a "great danger"

13 July, 2022
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The European Union describes the spread of explosive remnants of war in Yemen as a "great danger"

The European Union has warned of the danger of the widespread spread of mines and explosive remnants of war in Yemen to the lives of civilians.


The European Commission's Department of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations said in a statement that "the explosive remnants of war represent one of the obstacles to humanitarian aid access to those in need in Yemen, which has been torn by conflict for more than 7 years."


She added that "while the number of civilian casualties has decreased since the start of the UN-led truce, which began on April 2, 2022, the widespread presence of explosive remnants of war in Yemen continues to pose a significant risk to civilians, especially displaced people returning to their homes."


And she added, "In the Civilian Impact Monitoring Project (CIMP), in June alone, 68 casualties, including 21 children, were the result of explosive remnants of war."


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