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Landmine Monitor Report 2008
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Landmine Monitor Report 2008
Ban Policy
Mine Action
Risk Education
Victim Assistance
Support for Mine Action
© HI Thailand, 27 February 2008
Status of the
1997 Mine Ban Treaty
Campaigners and landmine survivors share experiences at
tenth anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty event in Norway.
156 States Parties –
over 2/3 of the world
Palau is the latest
country to join the
Mine Ban Holdouts
© F.Gruyer/HI, September 2007
French child adds a shoe to a pile
symbolizing the limbs and lives
lost to landmines.
39 countries remain outside the
Mine Ban Treaty
Notable holdouts include some
major stockpilers, producers or
users of antipersonnel mines:
China, India, Myanmar,
Pakistan, Russia, and the United
Landmine Use
© Nicole Vera/OAS, 14 April 2008
Emergency humanitarian demining operations in Colombia.
No evidence of use of
antipersonnel mines by
States Parties
Two governments
continued to use
antipersonnel mines:
Myanmar and Russia
Non-state armed groups
used antipersonnel mines
or IEDs in at least nine
13 countries produce (or
reserve the right to
produce) antipersonnel
China, Cuba, India, Iran,
Myanmar, Nepal, North
Korea, Pakistan, Russia,
Singapore, South Korea,
the United States and
© Cambodia CBL, 10 March 2008
Mines stored in villager’s homes in Cambodia.
Near total global ban
on trade in
antipersonnel mines
Low level of illicit and
©Nepal CBL, February 2008
Nepalese campaigners celebrate the tenth
anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty
Stockpile Destruction
States Parties have
destroyed more than 42
million stockpiled
antipersonnel mines
During this reporting period:
500,000 antipersonnel mines
were destroyed
3 States Parties completed
stockpile destruction
3 States Parties missed their
stockpile destruction
© Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 2008
ICBL mission to Turkish
stockpile destruction facility.
Mines Retained for Training
Approximately 216,000
antipersonnel mines are
retained by 71 States
Parties for research and
5 States Parties have
reduced the number of
mines retained
15 States Parties have
voluntarily reported on the
intended and actual use of
retained mines
© Nepal CBL, 1 October 2007
Nepalese Army demining
Landmine Problem and Mine Clearance
70 countries and six
other areas are
believed to be mineaffected
In 2007, 122km2 of
mined areas and
412km2 of battle
areas were cleared
© Marc Vaillant/DCA, April 2008
Female deminer in DR Congo.
Challenges in Meeting Clearance
© CNAD, June 2007
Deminers at work in northern Chile.
15 of 26 States
Parties with 2009
Article 5 mine
deadlines have
asked for
© Cambodia CBL, September 2007
Landmine Casualties
Cambodian landmine survivor tends a home garden.
In 2007:
 Data collection remained
 At least 5,426 new
casualties recorded in 64
states and 6 areas
 Majority of casualties
were civilian
 Half of civilian casualties
were children
Risk Education
© S. Bouko/HI, December 2007
Children read risk education leaflets in Kenya
8.4 million people received
mine/ERW risk education
(RE) in 61 countries in
2007 saw the highest level
of RE ever recorded by
Landmine Monitor
RE was inadequate in over
30 countries, including in
seven of the 10 with the
most recorded casualties
Hundreds of thousands of
mine and ERW survivors
around the world
Assistance to victims of
mines and ERW remains
rehabilitation, mental health
and economic reintegration
programs continued to be
neglected in 2007
© M. Kokic/ICRC
Victim Assistance
A landmine survivor physiotherapist treats a child in
Support for Mine Action
© Joseph Wenkoff, April 2008
In 2007:
 International mine
action funding totaled
US$431 million, the
second highest level of
funding to date
 Top donors: US,
Norway, Canada, EC
 Top recipients:
Afghanistan, Iraq,
Cambodia, and Sudan
Landmine survivor and
barber at work in Albania
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