Saeed Hassan

Like many children and teenagers in Yemen, Saeed Hassan was the main shepherd for grazing animals in his family – one of the riskiest activities for civilians living in contaminated areas where the risk is unknown.

He recalls is story: Four friends herding their sheep. An explosion. Death and trauma. Pain and a life changed forever.

When Project Masam met Saeed in his village, the teenager confided he was finding it hard to work due to the pain in his body cause by the shrapnel injuries. Saeed struggled to help provide for his family’s survival needs and worried about his and their future.