Explosive violence in April 2017
AOAV reveals the extent of reported global explosive violence in April 2017, the hot spot countries, and the trends.
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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.
The Refugee Explosion – Overview: Explosive Violence and Refugees
Unsurprisingly the countries that have seen the most explosive violence are also among the countries seeing the most displacement of peoples within these years.
Twin bombing in Damascus kills and injures over 160
A double bomb attack on Saturday, March 11th 2017, in the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 40. A further 120 were wounded in the attack. Since the attack, the death toll has risen to 74.
Syria: ‘Car bomb kills 51’ near al-Bab after IS defeat
A car bomb killed at least 51 people in a rebel-held village near the Syrian town of al-Bab on the 24th February, 2017.
Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: at least 34 people killed
At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on the 19 February, 2017.
IS attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills dozens
A suicide attack in a popular shrine in southern Pakistan has killed at least 72 people on 16 February, 2017.
Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48
At least 48 people have been killed in Baghdad in the third blast in the Iraqi capital in three days. A car packed with explosives blew up in the Shia area of Bayaa in the south of the city.