UNICEF data shows three fold increase in landmine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) in 2023 compared to 2022.

UNICEF has recorded about 87 casualties every month in 2023, compared to the 32 casualties per month during the same time period of 2022.

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According to UNICEF data almost half of the landmine/ERW casualties in 2023 occurred in Sagaing Region and Shan State. The percentage of children casualties was less, although the overall number was higher. Child casualties in 2023 comprised 21% of the total, compared to 34% in 2022 .