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posted on 29 February 2016

Landmines Still Cause Carnage Every Year

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

According to the Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor, 1,243 people were killed and 2,386 were injured by landmines, victim-activated improvised explosive devices and remnants of cluster munitions around the world in 2014.

As grim as those numbers are, there has been a steady fall in casualties since 1999 when the Mine Ban Treaty came into effect.

In 1999, the casualty count was 9,220 with an average of one incident ever hour. In 2014, there were an average of 10 casualties every day. Afghanistan had the most injuries and deaths in 2014 by far (1,296) followed by Colombia (286) and Myanmar (251), 80 percent of victims were civilians and 39 percent were children.

This charts shows the number of mine/ERW casualties per year (1999-2014).

Infographic: Landmines Still Cause Carnage Every Year | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista.

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