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The humanitarian and developmental impacts of anti-vehicle mines

Improvised explosive device containing an anti-tank mine found by Iraqi police in Baghdad, 2005
Improvised explosive device containing an anti-tank mine (centre) found by Iraqi police in Baghdad, 2005. Image credit: US military

Since 2015, SIPRI in cooperation with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD has published an annual publication that provides analysis and incident mapping of anti-vehicle mines (AVMs). This research draws on data from states and mine action organizations and is complemented by media reviews. The incident and casualty data is displayed in an interactive map. The study is recognized as a source of evidence of the humanitarian impact of the AVMs.

In 2019, SIPRI and GICHD will conduct an in-depth study on the social and economic developmental consequences of AVMs, which will contribute to improved evidence of the developmental impact of these weapons.

Research staff

Yeonju Jung is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.