All known casualties by end 2015
203 (68 people killed; 133 injured; 2 of unknown status)
In 2015, no new casualties were identified in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
The last recorded casualties were in 2012, when four casualties were recorded as the result of a single incident. One adult male was killed and three other people, including two children, were injured while collecting scrap metal in Zoueratt, in northern Mauritania.
The National Humanitarian Demining Programme for Development (Programme National de Déminage Humanitaire pour le Développement, PNDHD) recorded 203 casualties since 1974, of which 29 were members of the security forces. From this total, the PNDHD recorded 71 casualties between 1999 and 2014. The casualties were predominantly male (86%), and most incidents occurred while herding animals.
Mauritania ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 3 April 2012.
 Monitor analysis of media report for 2015 (from 1 January to 31 December); email from Lt.-Col. Alioune ould Mohamed El Hacen, Coordinator, National Humanitarian Demining Programme for Development (Programme National de Déminage Humanitaire pour le Développement, PNDHD), 30 March 2015.
 Email from Lt.-Col. Alioune ould Mohamed El Hacen, PNDHD, 30 March 2015.
 Previously the Monitor recorded 52 mine/explosive remnants of war casualties in Mauritania (19 killed; 33 injured), since 1999. Based on analysis of the Monitor’s global casualty database 1999–2014.