New report: Global mine clearance delays and elevated casualties define year greatly disrupted by the pandemic

November 10, 2021

Released today, Landmine Monitor 2021 finds that clearance work remains behind target in most affected States Parties while exceptionally high numbers of casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) were registered in 2020. New use of antipersonnel landmines, including improvised types, was limited to a handful of countries and mostly by non-state armed groups. The report also shows how the pandemic disrupted mine action efforts with the temporary suspension of demining operations and face-to-face risk education sessions, and created new challenges in accessibility to and supply of assistance to victims. The report is launched in advance of the Nineteenth Mine Ban Treaty Meeting of States Parties, from 15 to 19 November, hosted by the Netherlands. 


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