All known casualties by end 2016
618 (368 people killed; 248 injured; 2 of unknown status)
In 2016, 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 authorities estimate that the total number of mine/ERW victims is 618.  The National Humanitarian Demining Programme for Development (Programme National de Déminage Humanitaire pour le Développement, PNDHD) recorded 203 casualties since the establishment of the database recording mine victims in 2000, of which 29 were members of the security forces.  The casualties were predominantly male (86%), and most incidents occurred while herding animals. 
As of February 2017, the PNDHD was working on improving the casualty database in order to differentiate the type of weapons that caused casualties.  In 2016, Mauritania reported that no cluster munition casualties were identified because cluster munition casualties were not distinguished from other mine/ERW casualties in existing data. 
Between 2013 and 2016, 75 mine survivors received medical care and participated in income-generating projects. 
Mauritania ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 3 April 2012.
 Interview with Lt.-Col. Alioune ould Mohamed El Hacen, Coordinator, National Humanitarian Demining Programme for Development (Programme National de Déminage Humanitaire pour le Développement, PNDHD), in Geneva, Switzerland, 8 February 2017.
 Email from Lt.-Col. El Hacen, PNDHD, 12 June 2017; and Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form G, 30 April 2017.
 Email from Lt.-Col. El Hacen, PNDHD, 30 March 2015.
 Interview with Lt.-Col. El Hacen, Geneva, in Switzerland, 8 February 2017.
 Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2015), Form H. Mauritania’s Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 report for calendar year 2016 reported that this was unchanged. Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2016), cover page.