Yemen is contaminated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Performance

    Not Applicable

Recommendations for Action

  • Yemen should accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) as a matter of priority.
  • Yemen should comply with its obligations under international human rights law to clear cluster munition remnants (CMR) on territory under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible.
  • Yemen should develop a mine action strategy providing a framework and clear targets for tackling explosive remnants of war (ERW).
  • Yemen’s government should support implementation of a baseline survey in accordance with its commitment to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC).
  • Yemen should amend bureaucratic procedures and arbitrary barriers that are obstructing imports of demining equipment and implementation of the mine action plans of the Yemen Executive Mine Action Centre (YEMAC).
  • YEMAC and the Yemen Mine Action Coordination Centre (YMACC) should increase transparency by publishing regular, comprehensive reports on developments in its management, planning, and implementation of mine action.
  • Yemen should clarify and consolidate the roles and authority of YEMAC and YMACC.

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