Saudi Arabia extends mine-clearance project in Yemen

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Time: 06 June, 2020

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  • The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia, on the directive of King Salman

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has extended a contract for a landmine-clearance project in Yemen for 1 year at a cost of $30 million.
The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, said that the renewal of the contract is part of the center’s humanitarian responsibility to the Yemeni people.
The project is important in clearing landmines made by Houthi militias that target civilians, causing permanent injuries, chronic disabilities and loss of life, he said.

Al-Rabeeah said that the Saudi mine-clearing work will offer Yemeni people future security.

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom, on the directive of King Salman, to help ease the suffering of Yemeni people, he added.

This article was first published in Arab News

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