Landmine casualties at 10-year high - report

Landmine casualties at 10-year high - report
 

The number of people killed or injured by landmines and similar weapons reached a 10-year high last year, a new report has revealed.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said the number of casualties worldwide rose to 6,461 in 2015, up 75% on the previous year.
The report said civilians made up more than three quarters of victims and 38% of them were children.
Most victims were in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Ukraine.
"The decade-high number of new casualties caused by landmines and unexploded ordnance, and the continued suffering of civilians, more than a third... read more

 
22 November 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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