Ukraine ranks second in world in terms of landmine casualties
Anti-personnel mines killed and injured 608 persons in Ukraine in 2022. In terms of the number of such casualties, the country now ranks second only to Syria
This is stated in the Landmine Monitor 2023 report by the independent humanitarian organization Handicap International.
Countries with the highest number of deaths and injuries due to anti-personnel mines:
- Syria - 834 people;
- Ukraine - 608;
- Yemen - 582;
- Myanmar - 545.
According to Handicap International, a total of 1,661 people died from mines and unexploded bombs in 49 countries last year, and 3,015 people were seriously injured. Of these, 85% were civilians, and almost half were children.
In September 2023, Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported that 780 people have been injured by mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine. 251 people were killed, including 13 children.