The United Nations has renewed its firm support for efforts to combat and clear mines in Hodeidah Governorate, western Yemen, to provide a safe environment for civilians.
This was said by the head of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), Michael Perry, during his meeting with some officials and representatives of government bodies and international organizations working in the field of demining in Yemen.
The UN official visited the training center of the National Mine Action Center (YEMAC) in Aden, and the technical investigations and cleaning teams of the center that support Red Cross (ICRC) projects to disinfect water sources in Hays District, Hodeidah Governorate.
During his meeting with representatives of the National Program, the Norwegian People’s Aid Foundation (NPA) and the Danish Refugee Center (DRC), Perry affirmed the continued support of the UNMHA mission for the efforts to combat and clear mines in Hodeidah.
The UN official emphasized the importance of removing these hazardous wastes and raising awareness of the dangers of explosives (EORE), in order to create a safer environment for the civilian population in Yemen.