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Cote d'Ivoire

Last Updated: 11 September 2014

Casualties and Victim Assistance


Casualties Overview

All known casualties by end 2013

32 mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties (9 killed; 23 injured)

Casualties in 2013

3 (2012: 6)

2013 casualties by outcome

0 killed; 3 injured (2012: 6)

2013 casualties by device type


In 2013, the Monitor identified three ERW casualties in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; while playing with a hand grenade in the Department of Boundiali, three children were injured.[1] An incident under similar circumstances was reported in 2012 when six boys were injured while playing with an ERW.[2]

The Monitor identified a total of 32 ERW casualties in Cote d’Ivoire from 1999 to 2013 (nine people were killed and another 23 injured).[3]


[1] “Les trois enfants jouaient avec une grenade qu’ils considéraient comme un jouet. Cette dernière finira par exploser” (“Three children were playing with a hand grenade they thought was a toy. It eventually exploded”), Koaci.com, 16 November 2013, accessed 2 January 2014.

[2] Yamoussoukro: Une grenade explose en plein jeu d’enfants. 6 blessés dont 3 cas graves” (“Yamoussoukro: A grenade exploded while children play. 6 injured, including three severe cases”), L’Inter, 9 February 2012, accessed 4 April 2012.

[3] See ICBL, Landmine Monitor Report 2009: Toward a Mine-Free World (Ottawa: Mines Action Canada: October 2009).