Mined Areas Map for Myanmar/Burma Updated

December 2012 map compiled bythe United Nations Myanmar Information and Mapping Unit (MIMU) is now available.
The map is a collaborative project between UN MIMU and the Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor.

47 townships in Kachin, Karen (Kayin), Karenni (Kayah), Mon, Rakhine, and Shan states, as well as in Pegu (Bago) and Tenasserim (Tanintharyi)divisions suffer from some degree of mine contamination, primarily from antipersonnel mines. Karen (Kayin) state and Pegu (Bago) division are suspected to contain the heaviest mine contamination and have the highest number of recorded victims, according to the 2012 Landmine Monitor Report for Myanmar/Burma.

No estimate exists of the extent of contamination, but the Monitor identified SHAs in the following divisions and townships:
• Karenni state: all seven townships;
• Karen state: all seven townships;
• Kachin state: Mansi, Mogaung,Momauk, Myitkyina, and Waingmaw;
• Mon state: Bilin, Kyaikto, Mawlamyine, Thanbyuzayat, Thaton, and Ye;
• Pegu division: Kyaukkyi, Shwekyin, Tantabin and Taungoo;
• Rakhine state: Maungdaw;
• Shan state: Hopong, Hsihseng, Langkho, Mawkmai, Mongpan, Mongton, Monghpyak, NamhsanTachileik, Nanhkan, Yaksawk, and Ywangan;
• Tenasserim division: Bokpyin, Dawei, Tanintharyi, Thayetchaung and Yebyu; and

The Monitor has also received allegations of previously unknown suspect hazardous areas (SHAs) in townships on the Indian border of Chin state, but has been unable to verify the specific townships.

URL: Map is available at:http://www.themimu.info/docs/MIMU941v01_06%20Dec%2012_SHAs%20of%20mine%20contamination%20in%20Myanmar_A4.pdf

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