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Improvised Explosive Devices

AOAV presents data on the humanitarian harm of IEDs at the United Nations

Action on Armed Violence presented two reports on the impact of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at the United Nations on Thursday 9th April, 2015.

The presentations, titled The impact of IEDs on humanitarian assistance and Efforts to address IED harm on humanitarian workers and civilians were presented at an informal meeting at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva.  The meeting was for the group of Experts on Amended Protocol II, with a focus on the impact of Improvised Explosive Devices.

Iain Overton presented data on the increasing impact of IEDs on civilians and humanitarian workers alike.

AOAV has been working with Chatham House to produce a report on the specific impact of IEDs on humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.  The findings of this helped inform the report presented at the United Nations.