The impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war on food security: The Lebanese case


SUMMARY: The year 2017 was the third in a row of an exceptionally high number of mine victims. According to the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, in 2017 alone, 7,239 people became casualties of landmines or explosive remnants of war (ERW), of which at least 2,793 were killed. Apart from their direct physical effects, landmines and ERW also restrict access to basic resources such as food and water, limit the use of key infrastructure, and both force and restrict migration. This article focuses on the impact of landmines and ERW on food security, with an emphasis in food production.

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Published: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Last Updated: Saturday, January 2, 2021

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