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.