Last updated: 05 May 2017

The Monitor did not identify any mine or explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties in 2016 in the Republic of Cuba. The last reported casualties were in 2013, when a 48-year-old man sustained severe injuries when attempting to dismantle an item of ERW in his home and sell it for scrap in Puerto Padre. The explosion also injured two other adults and two children.[1] Between 1999 and the end of 2014, the Monitor identified a total of 11 mine casualties (two persons killed and nine injured) in Cuba.


[1]Explosión de artefacto militar olvidado causa heridas graves a varias personas en Puerto Padre” (“Explosion of a forgotten military artifact injures seriously several people in Puerto Padre”), Diario de Cuba, 18 December 2013.