At the Fourth Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, held in Oslo Norway, Myanmar was singled out by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines as the only country which was using antipersonnel landmines.

During the same week as the conference, a German man was killed, and an Argentinian woman was injured by an antipersonnel landmine while on holiday in Myanmar. Germany, a state party to the mine ban treaty, was the 3rd highest contributor to mine action in Myanmar, providing €400,000 for landmine victim assistance to Myanmar in 2018.

On the same day a Rohingya man was killed by an antipersonnel landmine and two others injured on Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. Bangladesh, also a state party to the mine ban treaty, reiterated its deep concern over Myanmar’s continued use of anti-personnel mines and requested Myanmar halt using landmines at a statement during the meeting.

The Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement for Myanmar delivered a statement for Myanmar, as an observer at the event. Myanmar’s statement made no reference to the ongoing mine use within the country, or the number of victims caused by antipersonnel landmines.

URL:  Germany confirms citizen killed in Myanmar land mine blast, Associated Press
Rohingya killed in landmine blast in Naikhongchhari border, Dhaka Tribune