Landmines and Refugees: Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire

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Since September 2015, when Hungary started to secure its borders with Serbia with militarized razor-wire fences and closing the routes for displaced people, refugees and migrants seeking refuge in European countries are having to find alternative routes to the hope. Their desperation has compelled thousands of them to take long journey through cornfields toward the mine suspected areas in the Serbian-Croatian border. Due to their lack of knowledge about the area and having limited contact with local communities makes them more vulnerable to landmines and unexploded ordinances. On the other hand, being outside of the protection of a state increases the vulnerability. According to the latest reports by Croatian Mine Action Center," the current status of mine suspected areas in Croatia amounts to 444 km2" Mine suspected areas are contaminated with 43,361 mines and also large number of unexploded ordinances. This study aims to take a comprehensive look at the dangers displaced people face when fleeing through minefields. Surveys, reports and case studies conducted by agencies and organizations involved in mine action and the protection of refugees, will be analyzed dealing with this tragic problem of landmines and unexploded ordnance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalAnnual of ISPJR
Issue number Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventInternational Challenges of Contemporary Society - Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research (ISPPI), University "ss. Cyrli and Methodius" Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Duration: 17 Nov 2017 → …
Conference number: 2


  • Refugees
  • Landmines
  • Unexploded Ordnance
  • Migration
  • Croatia


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