The Secretary-General calls on all countries to also regulate the use of anti-vehicle landmines.
Most minefields are unmarked. The most common use of mines in civil conflicts is to protect economic and social targets such as bridges, dams, oil, gas and water pipelines and railroad stations from attack or sabotage by the enemy.
Land mines do not just kill and injure: Its positive impact includes a marked reduction of casualties, an increased number of mine-free States, destroyed stockpiles and improved assistance to victims. Germany and Italy have not provided minefield maps to the Egyptian authorities. United Nations.
More than 150 countries have joined this treaty. But many countries wanted a complete ban.
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In addition, by laying mines in agricultural fields and plantations, around irrigation systems, in forests necessary for firewood, and in villages themselves, groups of combatants have succeeded in driving large numbers of civilians out of rural areas and into large cities and towns, adding enormously to thesocial and economic burdens of those in control of the cities.
Once triggered, a first charge lifts the mine up to waist height before fully detonating.
They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority". The following facts reflect the seriousness of this problem: They restrict the movement of people and humanitarian aid, make land unsuitable for cultivation, and deny citizens access to water, food, care and trade.
Land mines are often used to prevent people and vehicles from moving through certain areas, and to channel them on to certain routes from which they can not deviate. By the time Soviet forces invaded Afghanistan in 1979, randomly targeted and remotely delivered mines were accepted as normal. Myanmar has one of the few militaries, along with North Korea and Syria, which has openly used anti-personnel mines in recent years, according to Amnesty.