Landmines add to Myanmar misery

Landmines add to Myanmar misery Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
Photo: RFA

Landmines are now killing at least 100 civilians a year since Myanmar’s military seized power in a February 2021 coup, sparking protests and armed resistance across the Southeast Asian country. The victims of mines deployed by the Myanmar junta and by some of its armed opponents often lose limbs in the explosions and are disabled for life, while cropland and forests are made inaccessible to villagers. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in April 2022 that at least 133 children and 257 adults had been killed or injured by landmines and other explosives since the coup.


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