- 31 Jan 2024
Explosive weapons in populated areas – key questions and answers
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas causes significant civilian casualties and infrastructure damage, highlighting the urgent need for stronger international standards and political commitment to reduce their use
- 17 Nov 2023
One year on: the shifting landscape of civilian protection and the Dublin Declaration
How protecting civilians from explosive weapon use in populated areas is never more urgent than now.
- 9 Nov 2023
A Decade of Mass Civilian Casualty Events from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
AOAV's report documents the profound impact of the 100 deadliest IED attacks over the past decade, indicating a pressing need for global policy change to address the ongoing threat.
- 9 Nov 2023
Une Décennie de Grandes Pertes Civiles Due à des Engins Explosifs Improvisés (EEI)
AOAV a mené une étude complète examinant les 100 événements les plus meurtriers pour les civils causés par des EEI dans le monde entier entre 2013 et 2022.
- 18 Oct 2023
Financing Terror: the Islamic State in the Khorasan region
The Islamic State in the Kheranon Region (ISKP) continues to challenge the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan, conducting domestic terrorism and drawing international concern over its potential for broader attacks, supported by complex, evolving financial networks.
- 18 Oct 2023
Understanding and mitigating the impact explosions outside conventional warfare: a UN First Committee side-event by AOAV
This side-event presented comprehensive data on global explosions, dissect the harm caused by IEDs, evaluate UN's counter-IED efforts, and highlight recent research into civilian blast injuries in urban settings.
- 13 Jul 2023
Report on Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Incidents for January – June 2023
The period from January to June 2023 witnessed a total of 640 incidents involving Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which accounted for 21% of all explosive weapon use during this time frame.
- 14 Jun 2023
AOAV submits response to OHCHR Call for Input to inform the High Commissioner’s report on the impact of casualty recording
As part of Every Casualty Counts' Casualty Recorders Network, AOAV has submitted a response to the OHCHR's call for input to inform the High Commissioner’s report to the Human Rights Council on the impact of casualty recording.
- 12 Oct 2022
How to Address the Harms from IEDs
In this paper, we explore these four recommendations, show evidence that they are at the core of addressing the IED threat and offer ways forward for the EOD community.
- 30 Aug 2022
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on extremist groups’ use of Improvised Explosive Devices
Based on IED data collected over the last decade, AOAV finds that, globally, incidents of IED attacks decreased by 12% from 2019 to 2020.
- 12 Jul 2022
Killing in the Shadows: AOAV details allegations British SAS killed Afghan civilians
SAS operatives in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances: an investigation by AOAV in collaboration with BBC Panorama.
- 22 Jun 2022
2 killed and 28 injured in car explosion in busy Nangarhar market, Afghanistan, – latest in series of explosive attacks.
On Monday 20 June, 2 civilians were killed and 23 injured when a vehicle exploded in a busy market. Five Taliban members were also injured.