Costs and Consequences: Unplanned Explosions and Demilitarization in South-east Europe (Special Report 18)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

Every year, several hundred individuals die or are injured as a result of unplanned explosions involving poorly maintained and badly managed ammunition stockpiles. While it is difficult to provide an accurate measure of the direct and indirect impacts of these explosive events on lives, livelihoods, housing, the environment, and development, the costs and consequences—in terms of health care, direct and indirect income loss, material damage, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), and environmental damage—are certainly severe.

Taking Stock of Excess Stockpiles: UEMS in South-east Europe (Research Note 41)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

More than 500 unplanned explosions at munitions sites (UEMS) have occurred between 1979 and 2013 in 100 countries, covering 19 of the 22 UN-designated sub-regions. South-east Europe has been particularly affected, with seven countries in this sub-region accounting for over 10 per cent of the total number of events recorded during this 35-year period.

Small Arms Survey Podcast #47: Unplanned explosions at munitions sites: 2019 update

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 17 June, 2019

This episode of the Small Arms Survey podcast series focuses on unplanned explosions at munitions sites (UEMS). Our speakers, Jovana Carapic, Remo Gassmann, and Benjamin King, discuss the problem at hand, the causes behind these explosions, as well as their consequences. The episode forms part of our Gender Lens for Arms Control Support and Sustainability (GLASS) project, funded by the Government of Canada.

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