This map layer shows the victims of landmines and cluster munitions worldwide in five categories for the year 2016.
Landmines and cluster munitions claim similar long-term and devastating humanitarian costs. Due to their explosive force, these weapons can cause serious injuries, wounds by splinters and burns as well as the loss of eyesight and limbs; many die in accidents in which these weapons are involved.
According to the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), 60 per cent of the accidents in which cluster munitions are involved happen during normal activities of everyday life.
The number of victims published by the Landmine Monitor comprises injuries and deaths caused by anti-personnel landmines, anti-vehicle mines and cluster munitions either directly or indirectly. It is assumed that the actual number of victims is much higher, as many accidents are not recorded.