Myanmar Landmine/ERW Incidents Information

Factsheet (January-September 2023)

UNICEF Myanmar
UNICEF Myanmar/2019/Minzayar Oo


According to recent monitoring of landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) incidents during the initial nine months of 2023, a total of 858 casualties have been reported nationwide. This figure represents a significant surge, surpassing more than double (220%) 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. Shan and Bago followed with 12% and 10% 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 41% of the total casualties.

Children constitute 22% 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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