UN mission in Hodeidah monitors 13 mine victims during April

UN mission in Hodeidah monitors 13 mine victims during April

The United Nations Mission in Hodeidah said on Sunday that it had recorded the death and injury of 13 civilians, including children, in six incidents related to landmines and explosive remnants of war, during the month of April.

The terrorist Houthi militia planted thousands of mines in residential areas and main roads in the governorate, and mines are still killing civilians on an almost daily basis.

UNMHA added in a recent report that during the month of Ramadan (March 22 to April 21, 2023), the mission recorded 22 casualties in ten accidents, compared to fifteen victims who died as a result of nine accidents in Ramadan last year (April 2 to May 2, 2022).

The mission indicated that "Hodeidah received about 300,000 visitors during the Eid holiday, which is an unprecedentedly high number that is likely to increase the risks for civilians who are not familiar with the area."

Houthi mines continue to threaten the lives of civilians in various governorates that have been subjected to Houthi aggression since late 2014, amid calls for international intervention to pressure the militia to hand over mine maps and stop planting them.

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