- 30 May 2022
Mines and UXOs in Populated Areas Are Passive, Indiscriminate Killers
Over the past week, AOAV has recorded nine incidents of explosive violence in Yemen, as reported in English-language news sources, and 57 civilian casualties. 55% (5) of those incidents have involved mines, and mines caused 21% of civilian casualties of explosive violence in Yemen this past week. 7% (4) of civilian casualties of explosive violence in Yemen this week were caused by a UXO explosion.
- 16 Mar 2022
As the UK government courts Saudi Arabia, AOAV contemplates how the Saudis are reported to have harmed nine times more civilians in Yemen than Russia has in Ukraine
Taking data from English-language media sources, AOAV has evidence that, over the last decade, the Saudi led air-campaign over Yemen has killed or injured almost 11,000 civilians, compared to over 1,200 civilians reported harmed by Russian-backed operations in Ukraine.
- 21 Jan 2022
At least 60 people killed and over 100 wounded in Saudi coalition airstrike on a detention centre in Saada, Yemen
At least 60 people have been killed and over 100 wounded in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a detention centre in the Houthi stronghold city of Saada.
- 15 Oct 2021
UK government approves exports of sniper rifles despite human rights concerns
The UK has authorised the sale of sniper rifles to three countries identified by the Government as among the worst for human rights, according to analysis by AOAV.
- 9 Feb 2021
UK arms exports to Saudis to continue amid record missile sales
The UK saw its largest quarterly increase in arms export to Saudi Arabia since the Kingdom began their bombing campaign in Yemen, official figures reveal.
- 31 Dec 2020
Yemeni missile targets new government, kills 26
At least 26 people were killed and more than 60 injured after an attack on the airport in the Yemeni city of Aden that was targeted at a plane carrying members of the newly formed government.
- 4 Oct 2020
The impact of explosive violence on children in Yemen
Between 2015 and 2020, at least 3,153 children have died in Yemen and 5,660 children have been injured. This report looks at the impact of explosive violence on children in a country beset by years of war.
- 12 Sep 2020
Global explosive violence sharply declines during Covid19, new data suggests
There was a 58% decrease globally in civilian victims from explosive violence between April and July 2020, compared to the same four months in 2019
- 7 Jul 2020
AOAV condemns government decision to allow new arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Government ends appeal to Supreme Court on arms to Saudi Arabia, but decides it can continue sales. UK has licensed at least £5.3 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the conflict began in March 2015.
- 17 Feb 2020
Airstrikes kill more than 30 in Yemen
On February 15th 2020, airstrikes in Jawf province, Yemen, killed at least 31 and injured 12.
- 25 Nov 2019
10 migrants killed in shelling on Yemeni border market
On November 20th 2019, at least 10 African migrants were killed when shells fell on a popular market in an area along the border in Saada, Yemen.
- 2 Sep 2019
Airstrike in Yemen hits detention facility
On Sunday, September 1st 2019, an airstrike hit a detention facility in Dhamar in western Yemen, killing at least 65 and wounding more than 50, according to Yemeni health officials.