Colombia: Antipersonnel mines
Created: 02/06/2022 +


Colombia is the country with the second-highest number of victims of antipersonnel mines (APMs) in the world, resulting from more than five decades of conflict. In 2016, the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) signed the Peace Agreement, which established guidelines for the identification of mined areas and an ambitious humanitarian demining programme. Since then, there has been a notable decline in APM and explosive remnants of war (ERW) events in the country.

This report analyses events involving APMs and ERW in Colombia since the signing of the Peace Agreement with the FARC-EP in 2016 and their humanitarian impact. It also highlights the existing and growing risk of casualties from APMs and ERW.

This report is available in Spanish here.