Global Counter-IED Map

Counter-IED actors: North Africa

AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor has recorded 7,223 IED attacks in the last six years (2011-2016). These caused at least 124,317 deaths and injuries. Of the dead and injured, 100,696 (81%) were civilians. 4,177 of  IED attacks were recorded in populated areas. Although this represents only 58% of all IED incidents recorded, attacks in populated areas unsurprisingly cause disproportionately large civilian harm. IED attacks in populated areas accounted for 90% of all civilian deaths and injuries recorded. When an IED is used in a populated area, AOAV’s data shows that on average 91% of those killed and injured are civilians.

In five years, AOAV recorded at least one IED attack in 85 countries. The countries that have experienced the most IED attacks are Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Nigeria. IED attacks in these 5 countries account for over three quarters of all IED attacks recorded by the monitor. The widespread use of IEDs and their clear ability to cause harm, particularly to civilians, has been of great concern.

Due to this rise in IED attacks and the devastating damage they cause, AOAV has set out to map and monitor IED responses, specifically counter-IED (C-IED) capability.

To see all the profiles of C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. Below you can find who is operating in each of the countries in North Africa. AOAV has also recorded those operating in countries in the Sahel, the Middle East and other coutries highly impacted by IEDs.

To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.







Western Sahara

This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.