Myanmar Landmine/ERW Incidents Information

Factsheet (2023)

UNICEF Myanmar
UNICEF Myanmar/2024/Minzayar Oo


According to recent monitoring of landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) incidents in 2023, a total of 1,052 casualties have been reported nationwide. This figure represents a significant surge, surpassing more than double (a 270% increase) the total casualties reported in 2022 (390 recorded).

Delving into the regional breakdown, Sagaing Region emerged with the highest number of casualties, accounting for 35% of the overall total. Shan and Bago followed with 12% 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 43% of the total casualties.

Children constitute 21% 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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