Myanmar Landmine/ERW Incidents Information

Factsheet (January-June 2023)

UNICEF Myanmar
UNICEF Myanmar/2022/Nyan Zay Htet

Highlights

According to recent monitoring of landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) incidents during the first six months of 2023, a total of 556 casualties have been reported nationwide. This figure represents 143% 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 40% of the total. Bago and Shan followed with 12% and 6% 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 20% 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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