Latest figures reveal sharp rise in civilian deaths from airstrikes globally
In the first half of 2017, civilian deaths from air-launched explosive violence have risen by 44% compared to the same period in 2016, new figures reveal.
Car bomb kills at least 29 in Helmand
Today, June 22nd 2017, a car bomb was detonated outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Explosive violence in May 2017
AOAV reveals the extent of reported global explosive violence in May 2017, the hot spot countries, and the trends.
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians
Warring Parties Should Minimize Harm to Civilians
National C-IED initiatives: Sahel – Nigeria
AOAV seeks to understand the IED threat in Nigeria and the efforts to counter their use
Airwars data finds that U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS Have Killed Hundreds, Maybe Thousands of Civilians
A recent report in the New York Times analysed the civilian impact of the rise in coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.
Explosive violence in April 2017
AOAV reveals the extent of reported global explosive violence in April 2017, the hot spot countries, and the trends.
Get AOAV’s explosive violence data
Are you interested in getting our key data from our Explosive Violence Monitor between 2011 - 2016? If so, here it is.
Explosive truths: Monitoring explosive violence in 2016
In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from explosive weapons in 2,300 incidents. Of these, 70% were civilians. When explosive weapons were used in towns and cities, that rose to 90%.
What events led up to the world’s first suicide bombing?
AOAV presents a condensed version of a BBC debate on the social, political and economic circumstances that led to the world's first suicide bomber.
If we want to stop the rise of xenophobia in Europe, we need to stop cities being bombed.
The rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe is being fuelled by the refugee crisis, which is being fuelled by explosive violence. To stop the former we need to prevent the latter.
Video – The Refugee Explosion
The video highlights the key findings from AOAV's report, "The Refugee Explosion".
85% of refugees in Europe are fleeing explosive violence, new research finds
In the first research of its kind, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has set out to examine the impact of explosive violence on the refugee crisis in Europe.
The Refugee Explosion – Introduction and Methodology
While the global impact of explosive violence is relatively well known, what has been less the subject of debate is how that impact has caused refugees the world over.
The Refugee Explosion – Key findings
These findings are from AOAV’s report, The Refugee Explosion.