January 31, 2022 – Landmines are victim-activated and cannot distinguish between the footstep of a combatant or a civilian, rendering their use incapable of abiding by international humanitarian law. Every day, these barbaric weapons continue to maim and kill civilians, at least 40% of civilian victims are children – often long after a conflict has ended.

In this open letter to President Biden, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict joins 35 organizations in urging the U.S. to ban landmines and pave a path towards joining the Mine Ban Treaty.

Read the open letter here.