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Landmine casualties ‘exceptionally high’, Syria and Afghanistan worst-hit


 

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GENEVA — Global casualties from anti-personnel landmines were “exceptionally high” last year, with Syrians and Afghans worst-hit, a UN-backed civil society report said on Wednesday.

According to Landmine Monitor 2021, the number of victims rose by 20 per cent in 2020 compared with the previous 12 months, the result of “increased armed conflict and contamination” of land with improvised mines.

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Published: Friday, November 12, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, November 12, 2021

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