423 casualties of anti-vehicle mines incidents reported in 2016

May 8, 2017

In 2016, there were 181 incidents related, or suspected to be related, to anti-vehicle mines (AVMs) in 22 states and territories. These incidents caused 423 casualties (195 dead and 228 injured) of which 46 per cent were civilians. While in post-conflict societies, the humanitarian and developmental impact of AVMs is sustained, almost nine out of ten casualties occurred in conflicts settings. Ukraine alone accounted for 24 per cent of global casualties, followed by Mali, Pakistan and Syria.

These were among the findings released by the GICHD and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Wednesday, 5 May during the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

The report analyses disaggregated AVM incident data collected in 2016, which are also displayed oninteractive online maps. It compares findings with the 2015 global AVM incident report and follows up on a comprehensive study on the humanitarian and developmental impact of AVMs carried out in 2014. This latest report is a further step in strengthening evidence on the impact of AVMs.


Source: Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining – GICHD