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16 June 2022The Impact of Mines and ERW on Children(Landmine Monitor 2021 data)

16 June 2022

Summary

The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children @MineMonitor • the-monitor.org • June 2022 Child casualties in 2020 Countries with the most child casualties in 2020 Devices causing child casualties in 2020 Child casualties are recorded where the age of the victim is less than 18 years at the time of the mine ERW MINES or explosive remnants of war (ERW) explosion, or when the casualty was reported by the sourc. [...] 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Year Percentage of child fatalities The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children Preventing child casualties States and other areas where children received risk education in 2020 Risk education is one of the key methods to raise awareness among children of the risks of mines and ERW and to teach safe behavior. [...] This map is for illustrative purposes and does not In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the delivery of risk education to children in school imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the Monitor. [...] Risk education in school curriculum Afghanistan, Cambodia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan Despite the challenges in 2020, children made up more than two thirds (68%) of all risk (Also provided risk education in schools outside of the curriculum) education beneficiaries (based on answers by operators in 24 countries and areas to an explosive ordnance risk education (EORE) survey by the Moni. [...] • In 2019 the UN’s interagency Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) launched a deployment in response to the impact of mines/ERW on children, from which guidance was produced in 2020 to strengthen the response to the needs of child survivors throughout the broader humanitarian program cycles.

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