Suicide car bombing in Kabul kills at least 30
Today, July 24th 2017, a suicide car bomb killed at least 30 and left more than 40 wounded in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
Latest figures reveal sharp rise in civilian deaths from airstrikes globally
In the first half of 2017, civilian deaths from air-launched explosive violence have risen by 44% compared to the same period in 2016, new figures reveal.
Two female suicide bombers target busy shopping area in Cameroon
Late Wednesday, July 12th 2017, two suicide bombers killed at least 12 people, including a baby, and wounded more than 40 in Waza, a town in Cameroon, 8km from the Nigerian border.
Multiple suicide attacks in Nigeria kill 19 and injure 23
On Tuesday, July 11th 2017, four suicide bombers attacked areas in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, Nigeria. The attacks killed 19 people and injured a further 23.
Grenade kills and injures 58 in Burundi
On Sunday, July 9th 2017, a unidentified person threw a grenade into a crowd of people in a bar in Kayanza Province, northern Burundi. The blast killed eight people and injured 50.
High Court rules UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia as “lawful”
Today, July 10th 2017, the High Court rejected claims that the government were acting illegally by not suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, who continue to carry out airstrikes across Yemen.
Monitorizando la Violencia Explosiva 2016: Conclusions principales
AOAV registró 45,624 muertos y heridos por la violencia explosiva en 2,300 incidentes en 2016. Del total 32,088 fueron civiles – 70%.
Video – Monitoring explosive violence harm in 2016
This video highlights the key findings from AOAV's report "Explosive Truths: Monitoring Explosive Violence in 2016"
At least 42 killed in a suspected US-led coalition air strike on ISIS prison in eastern Syria
Yesterday, June 27th 2017, a US-led coalition air strike is reported to have hit a prison run by ISIS, killing 42 prisoners in addition to 15 militants, according to the SOHR.
Three bombings in Pakistan kill and injure over 300
On Friday, three bombings across two attacks killed over 80 people in Pakistan.
Car bomb kills 10 in rebel-held town in Syria
On Saturday, June 24th 2017, at least 10 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in al-Dana, in Idlib province, Syria.
Clearance of improvised explosive devices in the Middle East – Wilton Park dialogue
Between May 22nd – May 24th 2017 some of the leading IED experts, including Iain Overton from Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) were invited to Wilton Park to discuss the challenges in addressing IEDs.
Car bomb kills at least 29 in Helmand
Today, June 22nd 2017, a car bomb was detonated outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The number of people displaced worldwide grows for third year in a row
The latest annual, Global Trends report on displacement from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) found that every three seconds someone was forced to flee their home.