How many stockpiled mines have been destroyed and how many remain?

Collectively, States Parties have destroyed more than 53 million stockpiled antipersonnel mines, including more than 2.2 million destroyed in 2016.

  • Belarus completed the destruction of its stockpiles in April 2017 after being in violation of the convention since 2008.
  • As many as 31 of the 35 states not party to the Mine Ban Treaty stockpile antipersonnel landmines.
  • In 1999, states stockpiled about 160 million antipersonnel mines, but today the global total may be less than 50 million.
  • NSAGs and criminal groups in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and Western Sahara were reported to possess stocks.

Eighty-six States Parties have declared that they do not retain any antipersonnel mines, including 34 states that stockpiled antipersonnel mines in the past.

  • In September 2017, Algeria destroyed the 5,970 antipersonnel mines it retained for training purposes after completing its landmine clearance program.

(Last updated based on Landmine Monitor 2017)