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Departure of the Devil: Landmines and Livelihoods in Yemen

Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining, GICHD


This study was commissioned by YEMAC and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) with the following objectives:

1 - To assess the overall socio-economic returns from mine clearance investments

2 - To make a preliminary assessment of complementary development initiatives for mine-affected communities.

3 - To enhance the capacity of YEMAC to conduct future assessments of socio-economic benefits from mine action; assess the community Landmine Impact Scores as a tool for identifying impact and determining priorities for action; advise on how to design ad conduct on-going socio-economic surveys relating to ERW; advise on integrating social differentiation within LIS survey protocols, and advise on enhancements to YEMAC's monitoring and evaluation system.

The findings of the survey are presented in three sections:

- The impact of demining on communities

- Development opportunities for demined communities

- Considerations for YEMAC