Yemen

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    1 March 2023

  • Performance

    Poor

Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of anti-personnel mine contamination (20% of overall score) 3
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 3
Gender (10% of overall score) 3
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 3
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 5
Land release system (20% of overall score) 4
Land release outputs and Article 5 compliance (20% of overall score) 6
Performance score 4.0

Key Developments

Yemen submitted an Article 5 deadline extension request in 2019, calling for three years in which to conduct nationwide survey and produce a new baseline estimate of anti-personnel mine contamination. HALO Trust started a programme in Yemen, opening an offce in Aden, and the Yemen Executive Mine Action Centre (YEMAC) opened a coordination centre in Aden in April 2020.
 


Recommendations for Action

  • YEMAC should report on developments in mine action to meet its Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) transparency obligations, at a minimum providing annual reports detailing the location of contamination and the results of land release disaggregated by survey and clearance.
  • YEMAC should start systematic nationwide survey to establish a baseline estimate of contamination.
  • Yemen should step up support to international demining organisations to expedite deployment of survey and clearance capacity and enhance training of YEMAC deminers.
     

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