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Global mapping and analysis of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2016

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Publisher: GICHD and SIPRI
May, 2017

The need for systematic data collection on anti-vehicle mine (AVM) incidents was first recognised during joint research by the GICHD and SIPRI for a study on the humanitarian and developmental impact of anti-vehicle mines published in October 2014. As a response, both organizations have been collecting global data on AVM incidents since 2015 with a view to improving evidence on and identifying trends in AVM impact. Data is available on interactive and regularly updated online maps.

This report presents and analyses AVM incident data from 2016. The GICHD and SIPRI recorded 181 incidents in 2016 that were related or suspected to be related to AVMs in 22 states and territories. This represents a minor increase compared to 2015, when 178 incidents were recorded in 25 states and territories.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Pascal Rapillard is the Head of the External Relations and Policy division at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).
Ursign Hofmann is a Policy Advisor at Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).
Yeonju Jung is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.
Emma Bjertén-Günther is a Researcher within the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.