Last updated: 21 October 2018



All known casualties (between 2002 and 2017)

2,111 mine/unexploded remnants of war (ERW) casualties: 603 killed and 1,498 injured

Casualties in 2017

Annual total


Increase from
23 in 2016

Survival outcome

12 killed; 41 injured

Device type causing casualties

11 antivehicle mine; 15 ERW; 27 unknown devices

Civilian status

53 civilians (including 10 peacekeepers)

Age and gender

19 Adults:
0 women; 19 men

32 children:
27 boys; 5 girls

2 unknown


Casualties in 2017—details

In 2017, accidents resulting in casualties in the Republic of Sudan occurred in Blue Nile, Kassala, and the four states of Darfur—Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western.

The National Mine Action Center (NMAC) reported 43 casualties, and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) reported 10 peacekeeper casualties from one antivehicle mine incident.

The 53 casualties reported in 2017 was a significant increase on the 23 reported in 2016, but a decrease on the 130 reported in 2015. The 2017 annual casualty total was more than the 40 casualties reported in 2014.

NMAC registered 2,101 casualties to the end of 2017. An additional 10 casualties were recorded in GICHD-Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) antivehicle mine database data for 2017.

Cluster munition casualties

A total of 39 casualties from cluster munitions were recorded in Sudan by the Monitor from 2000 through the end of 2013.

Casualties from unexploded submunitions were reported in 2013 in Western Darfur; in 2012 in Southern Darfur and South Kordofan; and in 2011 in Blue Nile. Prior to 2009, casualties occurred in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Kassala.

[1] Unless otherwise indicated, casualty data for 2017 is based on: email from Sahar Mustafa Mahmoud, VA-MRE Associate, National Mine Action Center, 6 March 2018; and Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining(GICHD)-Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) antivehicle mine database provided by email from Ursign Hofmann, Policy Advisor, GICHD, 22 February 2018.