Casualty recording in Ukraine: what are the challenges and necessities of recording civilian casualties in the current war?
On the 25th May, 2022, a meeting of experts gathered in London to discuss 'Knife Crime in London'. This is a summary of that Round Table Discussion.
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV – which takes its sources from reputable English language media – has recorded up to the 04 July, 5,404 casualties from explosive weapon use across 606 incidents; this includes some 4,765 civilian casualties (2,172 killed, 2,593 injured).
Pursuing its goal of ‘Global Britain’, the UK uses its military as imprecise weapon of influence, attracting human rights abusers the world over to furnish their reputations, explains Murray Jones
While Europe’s media hones in on the devastating conflict in Ukraine, parallel conflicts involving state and non-state actors go under-reported and forgotten. AOAV’s data shows that, as Ukraine burns, the world is still on fire - and civilians still suffer the brunt of explosive violence everywhere.
A shift to Russian ground-launched weapons in towns and cities a major feature of current Ukrainian war compared to previous conflict, AOAV's new analysis shows
In 2021, AOAV recorded 19,473 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 59% of total casualties, with 11,102 civilian deaths and injuries.
On 4 August 2020, an enormous explosion occurred at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. More than 200 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured as the blast destroyed residential areas, hospitals and schools. AOAV set out to record and examine the harm caused by this unnecessary tragedy.
This category looks at the impact of explosive violence in Ukraine since 2014. In that time, of all civilian casualties by explosive weapon use recorded, 88% were in populated areas.
This is a list of all reports published by Action on Armed Violence
This category looks into militaries and militarism, with a focus on Great Britain. From how the UK became one of the world’s leading arms exporters, to why we continue to export to nations with serious human rights concerns, to investigations into the UK’s armed forces, it seeks to challenge the contradictions and failures of British militarism, and the failure of other nations militaries, today.
A brief summary of some of the major weapons types and their impact
The impact of explosive violence on children is devastating and commonplace. This section examines the short- and long-term effects of explosive weapon use on children around the world.
AOAV examines the reverberating environmental impacts from the use of explosive weapons.
We know that when explosive weapons are used in populated areas over 90% of those killed or injured will be civilians. What is less known is the impact on men and women from such violence. AOAV here examines explosive violence in its different forms, looking especially at its gendered impact on communities
AOAV examines the reverberating impacts from the use of explosive 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.