Due to the insurgency of the Lord’s Resistance Army against the Ugandan government, landmines have been placed by various groups throughout the country for the past two decades. In the early 1980s both rebel groups and Ugandan government forces laid mines. Since then, there have been no allegations of government use inside Uganda, though the Lord’s Resistance Army continues to use anti-personnel mines. Though the landmine and unexploded ordnance problem is not as severe as in other parts of the continent, these remnants of war continue to injure or kill civilians as well as pose a problem for returning refugees in the northern, northeastern and western parts of the country. According to the United Nations, approximately 400 square kilometers (154 square miles) are believed to be contaminated by mines or UXO.
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 10
, Article 8.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol10/iss1/8