Ukraine ranks 1st in GICHD and SIPRI report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2016

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and SIPRI have released a new global report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2016, where Ukraine alone accounted for 24% of global casualties, followed by Mali, Pakistan and Syria, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The report finds recorded 181 incidents related, or suspected to be related, to anti-vehicle mines (AVMs) in 22 states and territories in 2016, SIPRI reported.

These incidents caused 423 casualties (195 dead and 228 injured) of which 46% were civilians. While in post-conflict societies the humanitarian and developmental impact of AVMs is sustained, almost nine out of 10 casualties occurred in conflicts settings.

The report analyses disaggregated AVM incident data collected in 2016 which is also displayed on interactive 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.

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