For the fourth year in a row, 2015 saw a rise in the number of civilian casualties from explosive violence around the world. In Unacceptable Harm, AOAV recorded 33,307 civilians having been killed or injured by explosive weapons – up 2% from 2014, and 54% more than when AOAV’s monitor began in 2011.
In 2015, AOAV recorded incidents in 64 countries worldwide – more countries than reported in any of the previous five years. 2015 saw a spike in violence in Yemen and in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Syria’s civil war and continuing instability in Iraq took the heaviest toll on civilians.
The full report is available for download here: Unacceptable Harm – Monitoring Explosive Violence in 2015.
To read more on the reports key findings please see here.
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