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In 2019, at least 5,554 casualties of mines/ERW were recorded: 2,170 people were killed, 3,357 people were injured, and for 27 casualties the survival status was unknown.1
Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites (UEMS)
These incidents are widespread and increasingly common: More than 623 incidents in at least 106 countries and territories have been recorded between 1979 and December 2019.
As at 1 October 2020, 57 States and three other areas were contaminated by anti-personnel mines globally.3
• At least 123,375 anti-personnel landmines were cleared
and destroyed in 2019.
The vast majority of recorded landmine/ERW casualties were civilians 80% where their status was known.1
In 2019, children accounted for 43% of all civilian casualties where the age was known. Men and boys represented 85% of all casualties for which the sex was known.1
1 Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, Nov.2020: http://www.the-monitor.org/en-gb/reports/2020/landmine-monitor-2020/major-findings.aspx
2 Small Arms Survey, March 2020, http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/W-Infographics/SAS-UEMS-Infographic.pdf
3 Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, Nov.2020, http://www.the-monitor.org/media/3168934/LM2020.pdf