Casualties and Victim Assistance

Last updated: 14 August 2014


In 2013, no new mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties were identified in the Kingdom of Morocco. No casualties were identified in 2012 and three mine/ERW casualties were identified in 2011.[1] Before the casualties reported in 2011, the last mine/ERW casualties recorded in Morocco occurred in 2008.[2] Casualties that occurred in Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara were recorded in 2013.[3]

The total number of mine/ERW casualties in Morocco is not known. Morocco reported a total of 2,536 mine/ERW casualties (831 persons killed; 1,705 injured) from 1975 to the end of 2012.[4] No information was provided as to whether these casualties occurred in Morocco or in Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara.[5]

Morocco reported having government programs to provide for the economic and social reintegration of landmine survivors.[6]

Morocco ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in April 2009.


[1]Un mort et un blessé dans une explosion à Assa Zag” (“One dead and one injured in antivehicle mine blast in Assa Zag”),, 14 November 2011; and “Un américain meurt dans l’explosion d’une mine au sud du Maroc” (“One American killed in antivehicle mine explosion in south Morocco”),, 26 October 2011, accessed 31 March 2012.

[2] Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor analysis of casualty data provided by email from Tammy Hall, Senior Technical Advisor, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (Mission des Nations Unies pourl'organisation d'unréférendum au Saharaoccidental, MINURSO) Mine Action Coordination Centre, 29 June 2009.

[4] Statement of Morocco, Mine Ban Treaty Standing Committee on Victim Assistance and Socio-Economic Reintegration, Geneva, 23 May 2012; and Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2012), Form I.

[5] Statement of Morocco, Mine Ban Treaty Intersessional Meeting on Victim Assistance, Geneva, 23 May 2012. For more information on casualties and victim assistance in Western Sahara see the Western Sahara area profile for 2011–2012 on the Monitor website.

[6] Statement of Morocco, Mine Ban Treaty Intersessional Meeting on Victim Assistance, Geneva, 24 May 2012.