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.
Kate Moore MBE retires as chair of Action on Armed Violence
Kate Moore steps down from AOAV after many years helping rid the world of landmines and cluster-munitions
Linda Norgrove: what happens when an aid worker is accused of being a spy?
NGOs are working in an atmosphere of growing mistrust where accusations of ulterior motives can have deadly consequences
Donald Trump on the impact of refugees on Europe
President-elect, Donald Trump, in his first UK interview, with Justice Secretary Michael Gove, expressed his opinion on the impact of refugees in Europe, conflating refugees with migrants.
Protected: A review of international, regional and bilateral initiatives that aim to provide counter-IED assistance
A review of major initiatives that span borders to try to combat the spread of Improvised Explosive Devices
Iain Overton speaking about Japan’s gun culture on the Moncrieff show, Newstalk National Radio Ireland.
Japan was, arguably, the first culture to introduce gun laws globally.
Iain Overton speaking on Japan’s gun culture on BBC World Services’ My Perfect Country
Fi Glover, Henrietta Moore and Martha Lane For and Iain Overton, the Executive Director of Action on Armed Violence, question whether Japans' laws could work in other countries.
Almost 60 ‘guns’ have been found in possession of prisoners in HM prisons over a decade, Ministry of Justice figures reveal
A freedom of information request by AOAV shows that 57 guns had been found in British prisons between 2005 and 2014.
Will 2017 see even more suicide bombings? Sadly, probably yes.
If history can help us look towards the future, 2016 does not bode well for suicide attacks when it comes to 2017.
New Human Rights Watch report on Saudi-coalition airstrikes
Human Rights Watch investigates the unlawful airstrikes committed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, and the role of those who have supplied weapons to Saudi Arabia.
The impact of IEDs on aid agencies and humanitarian operations
This report focuses on how the use of IEDs affects humanitarian space and the ability of aid agencies to reach people in need.
OECD’s States of Fragility 2016
On November 30th 2016, the OECD launched the report, States of Fragility 2016: Understanding Violence.
Every Casualty publishes Standards for Casualty Recording
On November 23rd 2016, after their launch event in Geneva, Every Casualty published the Standards for Casualty Recording.
Explosive Violence in October 2016
AOAV's update on the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons worldwide in October 2016.
ISIS suicide attack on Shia mosque in Kabul kills and injures over 100
The suicide attack on Monday, November 21st 2016, in Kabul, Afghanistan, targeted a crowded Shia mosque, killing over 30 people.