Burma Only Government Laying Landmines

According to Landmine Monitor Report 2010, released by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Burma is now the only government in the world still laying landmines.

The report said 12 countries (the smallest total ever) manufactured anti-personnel mines, with just three actively producing them: Burma, India and Pakistan.  The report also described how SPDC Army troops continued to carry out “atrocity de-mining” – the practice of forcing civilians to clear suspected mined areas or to serve as porters for the military in areas where there is a mine hazard.

Burma had the world’s fourth largest number of landmine casualties – out of the 262 casualties in 2009, 259 were civilians.

Further details about Burma and landmines may be viewed here.


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