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(Washington, DC, le 14 décembre 2017) : Deux décennies après l’ouverture à la signature du traité interdisant les mines antipersonnel, l’utilisation nouvelle de ces armes par des états est extrêmement rare et les pays continuent leurs efforts pour mettre un terme au fléau que représente les mines d’ici 2025.
Landmines victim numbers up in conflict zones
23rd February marks the 10th anniversary of the Oslo Process. Ten years ago today the Oslo Process began when 46 states took an extraordinary step by making a historic declaration to outlaw cluster munitions at a conference hosted by the Norwegian government in Oslo in February 2007.
Over the five-year period since 2011, international support to mine action peaked in 2012 at $498.9 million, followed by a sharp decline in the next years all the way down to $352 million in 2015.
The top ten donors to mine action between 2011-2015 were: the United States, Japan, the European Union, Norway, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Sweden.
Stop Explosive Investments
(Ottawa, 16 June 2016) – Despite the international ban on cluster munitions, 158 financial institutions invested more than US$28 billion in seven producers of the weapons between 1 June 2012 and 8 April 2016, according to a report launched today. The Cluster Munition Coalition calls on these financial institutions and governments to put an end once and for all to investment in producers of cluster bombs.
Rebel use of landmines and global mine casualties rise; but more land is cleared of landmine contamination
In 2014, there were 1,038 child casualties in 33 states and one other area from landmines, victim-activated improvised explosive devices (IEDs), cluster munition remnants, and other explosive remnants of war (ERW)—henceforth mines/ERW. Of this total, 319 children were killed and 716 were injured.
Recognizing record high and increasing levels of global displacement and ongoing impact of landmines and cluster munitions, today the Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor Casualties and Victim Assistance team is publishing Landmines/ERW, Refugees and Displacement, a timely new briefing paper that expands upon and updates developments since the last Monitor report on these important topics in 2013 “Landmines and Refugees: The Risks and the Responsibilities to Protect and Assist Victims.”