Casualties and Victim Assistance

Last updated: 21 October 2018

No new mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties were recorded for the Kingdom of Morocco in 2017.

Previously, in 2015, 14 antivehicle mine casualties were identified by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute (SIPRI) antivehicle mines project.[1] 

For 2017, Morocco reported 19 mine/ERW casualties.[2] No information was provided as to whether these casualties occurred in Morocco or in Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara. However, the Monitor has reported 19 casualties recorded in the area of Morocco-controlled Western Sahara, west of the berm. Therefore, these casualties have not been included in the global casualty data for Morocco. (See the Western Sahara casualty profile for 2018.)

The total number of mine/ERW casualties in Morocco is not known. For the period between 1975 to the end of 2017 Morocco reported a total of 2,652 mine/ERW casualties (848 persons killed; 1,804 injured) in various voluntary Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 reporting.

[1] Casualty data provided by email from Ursign Hofmann, Policy Advisor, GICHD, 11 July 2016. See also, GICHD-SIPRI, “Anti-Vehicle Mine Incidents Map,” undated.

[2] Morocco reported 2,536 mine/ERW casualties (831 persons killed; 1,705 injured) in its voluntary Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2012), Form I. It reported 116 mine/ERW casualties (17 killed; 99 injured) between 2013 and 2017 in its voluntary Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2017), Form I.