Last updated: 01 April 2018

According to the Zambian Mine Action Center (ZMAC), there have been 162 documented landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties in the Republic of Zambia.[1] No landmine, cluster munition, or ERW casualties were identified in 2016.

Casualties occurred in 2015, with three people injured after tampering with ERW (a hand grenade) in Lukulu district, Western Province in April.[2] In 2014, ZMAC recorded one person killed by ERW, in Kabanda township, Mwinilunga.[3] Prior to the casualty in 2014, the last ERW casualty in Zambia was reported in 2009.[4]

No cluster munition victims have been identified in Zambia, pending the completion of a survey.[5]

[1] Response to Monitor questionnaire by Dyriss Kabwita-Simasiku, Assistant Director, ZMAC, 12 August 2017.

[2] Email from Dyriss Kabwita Simasiku, ZMAC, 25 June 2015.

[3] Email from Dyriss Kabwita Simasiku, ZMAC, 25 June 2015.

[4] Emails from Sheila Mweemba, Director, ZMAC, 28 May 2009, and 13 May 2010; ZMAC, “ZMAC Director’s Report on Operations, 1 July–31 December 2008”; “Serious injuries and death as a group of men try to extract mineral from bomb,”, 27 September 2008; “Suspected landmine [explodes], injures three in Katete,” Lusaka Times, 25 September 2008. Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor identified three casualties in 2005, none in 2006, 19 in 2007, 11 in 2008, and one in 2009. See Landmine Monitor Reports 2006–2009.

[5] Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2016), Form H.