The latest global explosive violence monitor report from AOAV reveals a disturbing surge in civilian fatalities and incidents of explosive weapon use globally in 2023, with a 122% rise in global civilian fatalities compared to the previous year.
Since 2012, cadets from Mali, Niger, Egypt, Thailand, Burundi, Sudan, Chad and Gabon attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. All countries have witnessed military coups since 2012.
The "Operation Swords of Iron" in Gaza, October 2023, has seen a significant surge in civilian deaths from airstrikes, with fatalities per strike exceeding past operations and raising questions about adherence to international humanitarian law.
An analysis of English language reporting of the explosive violence in Gaza and Israel by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has revealed that media coverage may only capture a third of the actual civilian deaths from specific explosive incidents in Gaza.
AOAV assessed the ATT's influence on civilian harm from explosive weapons.
SAS operatives in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances: an investigation by AOAV in collaboration with BBC Panorama.
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 19 Feb, 23, 257 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 908 incidents; this includes some 19, 838 civilian casualties.
What are the forces driving refugees across the Channel? What are they fleeing? What are they hoping for? Dr Iain Overton travelled to Calais to find out.
AOAV records, investigates and disseminates evidence of armed violence against civilians worldwide, to ensure the respect and protection of their rights and to end armed violence against civilians in conflict. 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
Here we list all of AOAV’s key reports that tackle the growing issue of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) 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.