Following its release in August 2015, the Anti-Vehicle Mine live map, which displays and analyses data of anti-vehicle mine incidents from around the world, has now been updated to reflect information gathered from all of 2015. This map is a result of an ongoing research project between the GICHD and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute that will continue into 2018.
For 2015, 178 incidents related or suspected to be related to AVM in 25 states and territories were recorded, resulting in 598 casualties (278 people killed and 320 injured). While parts of the increase in casualty figures are due to more focused and disaggregated data collection rather than an actual increase in casualties, collected data also suggest that ongoing or protracted conflicts led to a higher level of incidents and new casualties. Read more about these data in the section AVM Map | 2015 analysis.
These latest results, along with the map itself, were most recently presented during the 19th International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers, at a plenary session on "Transformation and Innovations: Methods, Tools and Approaches". In depth-analyses will be published in April 2016.