Key findings of the new GICHD study on explosive weapons
The study aimed to better inform and help understand the ongoing discussions on the impact of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Explosive Violence in December 2016
AOAV reveals the extent of global explosive violence in December 2016, the hot spot countries, and the trends.
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
The Consequences of Poor Storage of Ammunition Stockpiles and IED usage
As part of AOAV's series of IED reports: The Consequences of Poor Storage of Ammunition Stockpiles and IED usage
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
Al Qaeda affiliate suicide attack in Mali kills dozens
A suicide attack on a military camp in Gao, Mali, yesterday morning, January 18th 2017, killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100.
Nigerian air strike mistakenly hits refugee camp killing displaced and aid workers
Yesterday, January 17th 2017, the Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombed an encampment for the displaced in Rann, Borno. The air strike killed at least 52 and injured more than 200.
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
Twin bombing in Kabul kills and injures more than 100
Yesterday, January 10th 2016, a suicide bomber and a car bomb were detonated in Kabul near government offices. The blasts killed 38 and people and wounded 72.
Could Donald Trump’s global property portfolio and brand be a target for IED attacks?
Donald Trump will be almost unique as an American President with a global property presence. Will these buildings be a possible target for terror attacks?
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.
Deadly truck bomb targets rebel-held town in Syria
At least 43 were killed and 53 wounded on Saturday, January 7th 2017, when an explosives-laden truck was detonated in the Syrian rebel-held town of Azaz, near the Turkish border.
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.
Deaths from police shootings in England and Wales at levels not seen for almost a decade
The death of a man during a police operation near the M62 brings the total number of people shot and killed by police in England and Wales to levels not seen for almost a decade.