Last updated: 21 October 2018

The last casualties recorded for the Republic of Djibouti were in 2013, when there was one media report of 11 military casualties caused by an incident when their vehicle was damaged by an explosive device suspected to be a landmine. It was not clear if the mine was detonated remotely.[1] In 2012, a young boy was injured by an antipersonnel landmine.[2] 

The total number of mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties in Djibouti is not known. The Monitor identified 85 mine casualties from 1999 to 2016, with 23 people killed and 55 injured; it is not known if the other seven casualties survived.[3] 

[1] These casualties have not been included in the global total for 2013. “Un camion militaire de l'armée djboutienne a sauté sur une mine…bilan 11 blessés” (“A vehicle from the Djibouti army hit a mine…11 injured”), Alwihdainf, 19 August 2013.

[2] United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, “Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Djibouti (Djibouti), Lac Assal Land Mine Causes Injury,” 3 February 2012.

[3] See, ICBL, Landmine Monitor Report 2008: Toward a Mine-Free World (Ottawa: Mines Action Canada: October 2008).