In his report (S/2016/355) on the situation concerning Western Sahara, dated 19 April 2016, the UN secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, underlined that “Landmines and other explosive remnants of war continued to endanger the lives of MINURSO military observers and logistical teams, as well as local and nomadic populations. As of the end of March 2016, a total of 52 cluster strike areas and 42 minefields remained to be addressed east of the berm. However, the departure of all international staff overseeing the Mine Action Service-managed demining project as part of MINURSO has resulted in the suspension of all demining activities since 20 March. Previously, two accidents relating to landmines and other explosive remnants of war occurred east of the berm, involving five civilians. A total of 15 accidents relating to landmines or explosive remnants of war occurred west of the berm, causing injury to 21 civilians and 8 soldiers and the deaths of 2 civilians and 1 soldier” (para. 39).