Establishment of the Explosive Ordnance Risk Education Advisory Group


SUMMARY: In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of civilian casualties from explosive ordnance. According to most recent statistics, on average globally someone is injured or killed by mines – including improvised mines – and by explosive remnants of war (ERW) every 90 minutes. The vast majority of these casualties are civilians, and nearly half are children. Refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees are also particularly vulnerable to risks from explosive ordnance.

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Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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