Judging by trend to end of November, 2017 is set to be worst year for civilian deaths from explosive weapons since 2011, as recorded by AOAV, with airstrikes leading the harm.
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) presents the findings of the latest report, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Monitor.
In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from explosive weapons in 2,300 incidents. Of these, 70% were civilians. When explosive weapons were used in towns and cities, that rose to 90%.
In the first research of its kind, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has set out to examine the impact of explosive violence on the refugee crisis in Europe.
This report examines the regional and transnational networks that facilitate IED use, aiming throughout to analyse and explain as well as to describe them.
This report sets out to comprehend the cultural, religious, ethical and political motivations of suicide bombers in the modern age.
This report analyses the impact of air-dropped bombs in Yemen, mortar attacks on the Syrian-Jordanian border and multiple-rocket attacks in Ukraine.
AOAV examines the CIED (Counter-IED) initiatives that are being conducted around the world.
From cluster munitions to Grad rockets, the use of manufactured explosive weapons by states (and increasingly non-state actors) has had devastating impacts on civilians the world over. When planes drop bombs or artillery lets loose on populated areas, the vast majority of those killed and injured will invariably be civilians. AOAV seeks to catalogue the harm such use of force brings, and offers insight into how states can reduce the impact of such weapon use.
Over 50% of civilians killed or injured by explosive weapons in recent years have been the victims of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Almost exclusively used by non-state actors such as ISIS or the Taliban, IEDs have devastating impact on the lives of civilians the world over. From car bombs to suicide vests, road-side IEDS to booby-traps, AOAV seeks to identify the drivers and consequences of the use of such pernicious weapons.
Since 2011, AOAV has been recording the global harm wrought by explosive weapons on civilians. Through monitoring English language media reports, we demonstrate consistent patterns of harm arising from the use of explosive violence, in particular their effects on civilian populations. These reports are issued annually with monthly updates.