Myanmar Landmine/ERW Incidents Information

Factsheet (January-Aug 2023)

UNICEF Myanmar
UNICEF Myanmar/2022/Minzayar Oo

Highlights

According to recent monitoring of landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) incidents during the first eight months of 2023, a total of 763 casualties have been reported nationwide. This figure represents a stark increase, amounting to 196% of the total casualties reported in 2022 (390 recorded).

Delving into the regional breakdown, Sagaing Region emerged with the highest number of casualties, accounting for 37% of the overall total. Bago and Shan followed with 11% and 9% of the total, respectively. The remaining regions, encompassing Ayeyarwady, Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Magway, Mandalay, Mon, Rakhine, Tanintharyi and Yangon, collectively accounted for the remaining 42% of the total casualties.

Children constitute 23% of the total casualties arising from landmine and ERW explosions across the country. It is important to note that these figures only reflect civilian casualties.

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