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Last Updated: 11 September 2014

Casualties and Victim Assistance

Casualties Overview

All known casualties by end 2013

58 (26 people killed; 30 injured; two of unknown status)

Casualties in 2013

0 (2012: 4)

2013 casualties by outcome

0 (2012: 1 killed, 3 injured)

In 2013, no new casualties were identified in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.[1] In 2012, four casualties were recorded as the result of a single incident. One adult male was killed and three other people, including two children, were injured while collecting scrap metal in Zoueratt, in northern Mauritania.

In 2010, the Monitor recorded three casualties, two from hand grenades and a third (a boy) injured by an antipersonnel landmine. All three incidents occurred close to the border with Western Sahara.[2]

Since 1999, the Monitor has identified 58 mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties in Mauritania (26 people killed; 30 injured; two of unknown status).[3]


[1] Monitor analysis of media report for 2013 (from 1 January to 31 December); email from Lt.-Col. Alioune ould Mohamed El Hacen, Coordinator, National Humanitarian Demining Programme for Development (Programme National de Déminage Humanitaire pour le Développement, PNDHD).

[2] Email from Lt.-Col. El Hacen, Coordinator, PNDHD, Ministry of Interior and Decentralization, 17 April 2011; and see ICBL, Landmine Monitor 2010: Country Profile: Western Sahara, 21 June 2010.

[3] The PNDHD recorded at least 42 mine/ERW casualties (20 killed; 20 injured; two of unknown status) between 2001 (the earliest date for reliable data) and 2008. The Monitor recorded four killed and two injured in 1999–2000, as well as one killed and five injured in 2009–2010.