Contamination now believe to exist in all States and Regions except Naypyitaw.

The United Nations Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), in collaboration with the Landmine Monitor, has produced its 14th, annually updated map of townships with suspected contamination by antipersonnel landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).

The map is based on townships in which credible reports of antipersonnel landmine contamination, or contamination by ERW have been recorded by the Landmine Monitor from 1999 – 2022. The map also graphically indicates where known casualties were reported between January and December 2021.

In a small chart in the corner a cumulative total of casualties between 2007 and 2021 are compiled to provide an understanding of the level of casualties in a particular state.

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The first of these maps produced in 2009 documented contamination in 47 townships in the country. However, as of late 2022 at least 147 townships are now believed to suffer from some level of contamination by antipersonnel landmines or ERW. This represents 43% of all townships in Myanmar. In the past year alone, landmine casualties occurred in 62 of those townships.

The suspected contamination maps do not indicate how much, or how many areas, or precisely where the contamination may be located. In some cases may be quite minimal, however as there is no humanitarian mine clearance programme in the country, all previously identified areas are believed to remain dangerous. For the first time since we began, some level of contamination is now reported in every State and Region of the country except Naypyitaw.

November 2022 Infographics on the Impact of Landmines in Myanmar/Burma

Infographics in both English and Myanmar provide information over time including the impact of landmines by type and gender between 2007-2021. This also provides data on the activity which caused the injury and the state or region in which most have occurred between 2007-2021.

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