AOAV: all our reportsGaza

Top ten places most impacted by explosive violence

Explosive violence affects dozens of countries around the world.  There are, though, some countries that repeatedly witness the harm wrought by weapons that range from artillery shells to air-dropped bombs to improvised explosive devices.

In 2021, the top five worst-affected countries in terms of civilian casualties from explosive weapons were Afghanistan, Syria, Gaza, Yemen and Iraq.

Below are a list of ten ‘hottest spots’ that have emerged from AOAV’s data on explosive violence around the world over the last decade, between 2011 and 2020.

  1. Syria
  2. Iraq
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Pakistan
  5. Yemen
  6. Nigeria
  7. Somalia
  8. Gaza
  9. Libya
  10. Turkey