Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Deaths And Injuries From IEDs And Landmines Hit A 10-Year High

A sign warning of the danger of landmines in eastern Ukraine (file photo).

BBC: Landmine casualties at 10-year high - report

he number of people killed or injured by landmines and similar weapons reached a 10-year high last year, a new report has revealed.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said the number of casualties worldwide rose to 6,461 in 2015, up 75% on the previous year.

The report said civilians made up more than three quarters of victims and 38% of them were children.

Most victims were in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Ukraine.

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More News On Deaths And Injuries From IEDs And Landmines Hitting A 10-Year High

'Factory scale' use of homemade mines pushes global casualties to 10-year high - study -- Reuters
Landmine casualties increased sharply last year: monitor -- AFP
Deaths, injuries from landmines and IEDs hit 10-year high in 2015, report finds -- CBC
Land Mine Casualties Jump 75% as Funding for Their Removal Declines -- New York Times
Landmine Casualties Increased Sharply In 2015 -- RFE

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