Nearly 1,300 mines planted by the Houthi militia in Yemen have been dismantled in the first week of 2023 by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. The mine-clearing team removed a total of 1,282 mines planted by the militia across Yemen, including 6 anti-personnel mines, 123 anti-tank mines, 1,151 unexploded ordnance and 2 explosive devices, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Since the beginning of the KSrelief project, more than 380,000 mines have been dismantled. Supervisor General of KSrelief, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, met with the ambassador of Thailand to Saudi Arabia Darm Boontham. During the meeting, they discussed the joint cooperation related to the humanitarian and relief affairs. Pray for safe living conditions of the people. Pray that the Lord will grant Yemenis a peaceful time of living in the country (The Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:16).
Yemen has moved to 5th place in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors as Christian persecution has enormously increased. Yemen’s President is Incumbent Rashad al-Alimi since 7 April 2022. The Prime Minister is Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed. Yemen was historically known as Arabia Felix or the “Happy Land.” That’s because this small nation used to be one of the most fertile regions in the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen’s mountain ranges were welcoming sites for rain and agriculture. But today, Yemen is sadly the poorest Arab nation and is currently facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Decades of war and unrest have torn this nation apart, leaving it crippled by long-standing social, political, and economic instability. Most believers are first-generation. The majority of expatriate or migrant Christians have fled due to war and violence. Of the few believers that remain, most have converted from Islam. If discovered, they are often banished from their tribe or brutally murdered. Evangelism is against the law and those who do so risk death.