Landmines, spread through its districts, killed 22 in Hajja. (Photo courtesy of the National Demining Program)
A training course was held in Sana’a earlier this month by the SEYAJ cooperative organization for childhood protection and the National Committee that deals with mines. It aimed to train participants from different civil society organizations to spread awareness about avoiding landmines.
The training course included groups from Sa’ada, Amran and Hajja.
“Each group consists of 16 people and takes 3 days,” Mansour Al-Azi, the executive manager for the committee dealing with mines, said. “We will continue the training course for two weeks.”
The targeted participants in these training courses are teachers, activists from different governorates and radio broadcasters from the afflicted areas. They are also seeking more women to participate in these activities because currently women play such a small role, said Ahmed Al-Qurashi, chairman of SEYAJ.