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The Human and Financial Costs of the Explosive Remnants of War in Afghanistan

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Brown University, 19 September 2019

A new report by the Brown University, Watson Institute’s Costs of War project:

Afghanistan ranks as one of the most landmine- and unexploded ordnance-impacted countries in the world, even after thirty years of clearance operations supported extensively by the United Nations and a number of major donors, including the United States. (…) From 2001 through 2018, the Afghanistan government reported 20,135 total civilian casualties (14,693 injured and 5,442 killed) from … landmines, other explosive remnants of war and more recently, victim-activated improvised explosive devices that can be classified as abandoned improvised mines.