Last updated: 21 October 2018


In November 2017, six children were killed and 25 injured due to the explosion of a grenade that they were playing with at a primary school in the northwest of the United Republic of Tanzania.[1]

The total number of mine/ERW casualties in Tanzania is not known. Due to incomplete data collection, casualties may have been under-reported.The last reported mine casualties occurred in 1999: two men were killed in a mine explosion while cultivating land at the border; a young boy was killed while grazing cattle in the Ngara district in the northwest; and a Tanzanian man was injured in Burundi while conducting cross-border trade.[2]

[2] Landmine Monitor Report 2001, p. 157; Landmine Monitor Report 2000, p. 191.