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Myanmar Landmines / ERW Incidents Information (January – April 2023)

June 8th, 2023  •  Author:   United Nations Children's Fund  •  1 minute read
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Highlights

According to recent monitoring of landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) incidents during the first four months of 2023, a total of 388 casualties have been reported nationwide. This figure already represents 99% of the total casualties reported in 2022 (390 reported).

Breaking down the figures by region, Sagaing Region had the highest number of casualties, accounting for 38% of the total. Bago and Shan followed with 15% and 7% of the total, respectively. The remaining regions, including Ayeyarwady, Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Magway, Mandalay, Mon, Rakhine, Tanintharyi and Yangon, contributed to 41% of the total casualties.

Children make up 22% of the total casualties from landmine and ERW explosions across the country. It is important to note that these figures only reflect civilian casualties.


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