This Humanity & Inclusion pivotal report, dating from 2007, documents the impact of cluster munitions on the lives of people and communities in 25 countries and territories. This report found that failed cluster bomb submunitions affect almost solely civilians. In fact, 98% of people killed or injured by these "dud" cluster submunitions, defacto landmines, are civilians living in the aftermath of war.
The availability of data concerning cluster munitions use, along with subsequent cluster submunitions contamination and casualties, was found to be problematic at best and non-existent at worst.
The report scans casualty data from at least 45 sources, including the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA), Landmine Impact Surveys (LIS), local data collectors, NGO and media sources was analyzed for countries and areas where casualties were confirmed and for 15 countries where casualties were suspected.
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Circle of impact: The fatal footprint of cluster munitions on people and communities (2007)