Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA – Denunciation of the Landmine Report 2020: Use of mines in conflicts, to the detriment of civilians
Bangkok – During the period from mid-2019 to October 2020, the Burmese army and various “non-state armed groups” used mines in four Asian countries: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Myanmar. Eight out of ten victims are civilians and four out of eight are children. This is what the 22nd edition of the “Landmine Report” indicates, the report of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines-ICBL on the progress of the struggle to free the planet from one of the most insidious, resistant and deadly weapons invented by man. Asia, the document recalls, as a whole is the continent where there are more countries that have not signed and ratified the Mine Ban Treaty adopted 23 years ago.