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AOAV’s latest data on civilian harm from explosive weapons cited in news outlets internationally

The latest data on the civilian harm from explosive weapons by Action on Armed Violence garnered international attention on its release earlier this week, January 8th 2018.

The findings were first released an in-depth article in the Guardian – ‘Crazy numbers’: civilian deaths from airstrikes almost double in a year.

Further articles citing the report came from Reuters, the Daily Mail, and the Middle East Eye.

The data was also featured on Russia Today’s live news channel where AOAV’s Advocacy Director, Dr James Kearney, was interviewed to provide more information on the findings.

The report continued to garner attention, cited on the Japan Times, The Week, Russia Today, VICE, the New Arab, the Morning Star, the Peace News, Newsweek, Defense One and the Hindustan Times.

Reports on the findings also widely circulated in languages such as in Spanish at Europa Press, Cuatro, Huffington Post, Expansion and El Diario, and in Greek at CNN, Kathimerini, Circo Greco, Protothema, Para Politika, the Press Project and I News.

News reports on AOAV’s findings in further languages included: Portuguese at R7, Renascenca, Gazeta Digital and Expresso, Czech at Tyden, Britské listy  and Blesk, Korean at KBS, Radio Korea and Yonhap News, French at RTL and Russia Today, Bulgarian at 24 Chasa and News, Italian at TPI News and Internazionale, Dutch at De Morgen, Finnish at Maailma, Hungarian at A Mi Donk, German at Unsere Zeit, Chinese at XCN News, Swedish at Göteborgs-Posten and Hebrew at Haaretz.

The key findings from AOAV can be read here.


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