International Day of Mine Awareness
Today, over 60 states and territories are contaminated by landmines, cluster munitions, unexploded and abandoned explosive ordnance. Many regions also face risks of accidental explosions and illicit diversion from poorly managed ammunition stockpiles.
Over 5,800 casualties caused by landmines, particularly those of improvised nature, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war reported in 2019.
80% of mine victims are civilians, of which 43% children. Men and boys represent 85% of all casualties for which the sex was known.
30 accidental ammunition stockpile explosions reported in 2019. Average of 748 casualties per year reported between 1979 and 2019.
In the lead up to April 4, show your support for a mine-free world and help keep the issue on the international agenda.
Source: Landmine Monitor 2020. Cluster Munition Monitor 2020. Small Arms Survey 2020
HOW TO ENGAGE
1. Download and print the red triangle
2. Take a picture with the triangle
3. Send the picture to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #TogetherAgainstMines
4. Share with all your friends!
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