Landmine Monitor and the United Nations Myanmar Information Management Unit (UN MIMU) have produced an infographic which summarizes the impact of landmines on Myanmar/Burma from 2007 to present.
The infographic has a central map which indicates the 60 townships within the country for which the Landmine Monitor has evidence from casualties or other information in which mine contamination exists. It is important to note that the Landmine Monitor does not know how much of any of these townships is mine affected. The areas may be constricted to a single area in one village tract or they may be widespread. The amount of any village tract which has areas with an explosive hazard can only be determined once surveys by mine clearance organizations are allowed to take place. The central map also indicates no known landmine pollution in many townships, but the Landmine Monitor is not in a position to say those areas have no contamination, we just do not have any information which we could confidently publish.
Casualties due to mines are provided in comparison to other countries during the 10 year time period. By comparison to other countries, if all casualties within those countries are calculated, Myanmar has produced the third highest casualty rate. However that ranking is dependent on comparable statistics. No public statistics on mine casualties exists in Myanmar and we believe the number to be far higher than what we can count from the limited information available, which means Myanmar’s global ranking could be higher.
Further information is provided, from available data on the Gender of landmine casualties, the activity they were doing when injured or killed, the quantity from a given geographic area where these casualties occur and the type of explosive causing the injury or death.
The graphic can be downloaded from UN MIMU [HERE]
Also available at UN MIMU is a map portaying 10 years of casualty data without the infographic information. It can be downloaded [HERE]