Like Abdou Hamdi, farmers and herders who take their cattle – goats and sheep – to graze in areas where the risk is unknown are the ones most affected by landmines in Yemen.
Because of the nature of their occupation, any physical or emotional injury can have devastating, life-changing implications.
Abdou was herding his sheep when he detonated a landmine.
“My right leg was injured; right above my knee. Now I just sit. I can’t live a normal life,” he told Project Masam from his village. “The landmines have halted my life. I became disabled. I used to go to work and now I am just idle. I have no source of income as I can’t work. I can’t do anything anymore.”