Ukraine is one of the most severely mine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) affected places in the world, with the most recorded anti-vehicle mine incidents for three years in a row and the third globally for overall casualties, behind only Afghanistan and Syria.
It is estimated by national authorities that about 7,000 sq. km. in the government controlled areas (GCA) of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast in eastern Ukraine are contaminated with mines and Explosive Remnants of War. The Ministry of Defense, in cooperation with humanitarian actors, has developed a map which shows surveyed areas where mine contamination has been confirmed.