other layer to add to Yemen's misery. Houthi-laid landmines are wreaking havoc on civilian lives. The after-effects, visible at this hospital, close to the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.>> I was walking with my brother and we stepped on it. We stepped on it an it exploded.>> This 13 year old has never been to school, the one closest to her closed down after the Houthis invaded her village.
Residents and medics say landmines have caused more casualties than fighting in this region, which has seen the Houthis pushed out of some Red Sea coastal areas since 2016. It's not clear how many people have been killed by the explosives, but the UAE armed forces and Yemeni troops say that they harvest up to 300 landmines every week in the western region.
>> Each house has three landmines in front of it. So, this is a problem that civilians are facing here in Yemen. And we are with them side by side, trying to clean their territories and giving them back to them clean, after the Iranian Houthis militia's messed around in it.
>> The war in Yemen is entering its fourth year this month. The country has been devastated in a conflict, in which the government, backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, is fighting to drive the Houthis out of cities they've ceased. The United Nations says the war has created the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.
Rights groups say both sides have inflicted indiscriminate violence, including in the Houthis' case, the use of banned anti-personnel mines. Houthi officials have not responded to request for comment by Reuters. Both sides denied accusations that they have carried out war crimes. Millions of civilians are trapped under heavy coalition airstrikes, and about 8 million people are affected by famine, cholera and diphtheria.