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Cote d'Ivoire

Last Updated: 02 August 2012

Casualties and Victim Assistance


No new mine or explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties were identified in 2011. Despite allegations that mines had been causing casualties among security forces in April 2011,[1] no evidence could be found that mines were used or caused casualties in Cote d’Ivoire in 2011.

In February 2012, six boys were injured by a hand grenade in Yamoussoukro.[2] Previous to that, in 2008, 18 ERW casualties were identified in two incidents.[3]

The Monitor identified a total of 23 ERW casualties in Cote d’Ivoire from 1999 to 2011, including nine people killed and 14 injured.[4]

[1] 'Don't kill me!', Laurent Gbagbo shouted at capture in Ivory Coast,News.com.au, 12 April 2011, news.com.au (accessed on 4 April 2012).

"[2] Yamoussoukro Une grenade explose en plein jeu d’enfants. 6 blessés dont 3 cas graves,” L’Inter, 9 February 2012, linter-ci.com accessed on 4 April 2012.

[3] “14 enfants victimes d'explosion à Bondoukou: Le soutien du gouvernement,” Koffi.net, 12 February 2008, koffi.net accessed on 4 April 2012. ; “Yamoussoukro - Une roquette explose: quatre blessés graves, deux dans le coma,” Koffi.net, 13 May 2008, koffi.net (accessed on 4 April 2012).

[4] See Landmine Monitor Report 2009.