AOAV examines where was worst impacted by explosive weapons last year and why so many civilian casualties occurred in these locations.
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has been monitoring the impact of explosive violence since 2010. In 2017, AOAV recorded 42,972 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world, as reported in English language media.
As in previous year, civilians continued to bear the burden of this explosive violence. Of those both killed or injured, 74% were reported to be civilians – 31,904.
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