Last updated: 14 March 2018



All known casualties (between 1979 and 2017)

64,720 mine/unexploded remnants of war (ERW) casualties: 19,758 killed and 44,962 injured

Casualties in 2017[1]

Annual total



30% decrease from

83 in 2016

Survival outcome

48 killed; 10 injured


Device type causing casualties

19 antipersonnel mine; 3 antivehicle mine; 36 ERW

Civilian status

49 civilian; 7 deminer; 2 military

0 unknown

Age and gender

40 adults:

4 women; 36 men

18 children:

14 boys; 4 girls


Casualties in 2017—details

In addition to the decrease from 83 mine/ERW casualties in 2016 to 58 in 2017, the Cambodia Mine/ERW Victim Information System (CMVIS) recorded an overall continuing trend of significant decreases in the number of annual casualties: 111 recorded in 2013, 186 in 2012, 211 in 2011, and 286 in 2010. In 2014, 154 casualties were recorded, which represented an increase and an irregularity from the trend.

Total casualties

For the period of 1979 to December 2017, a total of 64,720 mine/ERW casualties were recorded by CMVIS data gatherers. The figure includes 19,758 people killed and 44,962 people injured, of whom 9,021 people had amputations as a result of their injuries.

Cluster munition casualties

For the first time since 2009, the Kingdom of Cambodia did not report any cluster munition casualties in 2017 or 2016. Two casualties caused by unexploded submunitions were recorded in 2015 and one in 2014. For the period from 1998 to the end of 2015, 197 cluster munition remnant casualties were reported in Cambodia.[2] Data collection on cluster munition casualties has been limited and the total number, although not known, is thought to be much higher than reported. Cambodia is considered to be among the states “worst affected” by cluster munitions, with responsibility for significant numbers of cluster munition victims.[3]

[1] Unless otherwise indicated, casualty data for 2017 is based on Monitor analysis of Cambodia Mine/ERW Victim Information System (CMVIS) casualty data provided by email from Nguon Monoketya, CMVIS Officer, Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), 5 February 2018.

[2] For the period 2005 to the end of 2012, 120 cluster munition remnant casualties were identified by CMVIS. Another 83 casualties, which occurred prior to 2005, were reported in Handicap International (HI), Circle of Impact: The Fatal Footprint of Cluster Munitions on People and Communities (HI: Brussels, May 2007), pp. 23 and 26; and Monitor analysis of CMVIS casualty data provided by email from Nguon Monoketya, CMAA, 14 March 2013. See also previous Cambodia country profiles available on the Monitor website. Prior to 2006, cluster munition remnant incidents were not differentiated from other ERW incidents in data.

[3]Draft Beirut Progress Report,” CCM/MSP/2011/WP.5, 25 August 2011, pp. 10–11. The definition of a cluster munition victim encompasses the individuals, their families, and affected communities.