Departure of the Devil: Landmines and Livelihoods in Yemen
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