- 18 May 2022
Invasion of Ukraine sees 90% increase in ground-launched explosive weapons in towns and cities – new research
A shift to Russian ground-launched weapons in towns and cities a major feature of current Ukrainian war compared to previous conflict, AOAV's new analysis shows
- 13 May 2022
At Least Three Killed and 19 Injured in 9th Recorded Russian Air Strike on a School in Ukraine
At least three people were killed and 19 injured in a Russian airstrike on schools in Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernihiv, on Thursday 12 May. Russian troops reportedly fired several missiles at a school and boarding school, damaging an administrative building and some residential houses in the ensuing fire.
- 12 May 2022
At Least Four Killed and Seven Injured in Al Shabaab Suicide Attack at Site of Upcoming Somali Presidential Elections
At least four people were killed and seven injured in a suicide attack near Mogadishu airport, on Wednesday 11 May 2022. Two security personnel are amongst the dead. The attack took place at the site of Somalia’s upcoming presidential election, which is to be held on Sunday.
- 12 Apr 2022
London’s Murders Examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides
In 2021, London recorded the highest number of teenage homicides caused by knife and gun crimes in modern times. That year, the UK’s capital saw the murders of some 30 male teenagers aged between 14 and 19. This surpassed the record of 29 in 2008. This report examines they whys and the hows of this surge in violence.
- 11 Mar 2022
An Anatomy of the Beirut Port Blast
On 4 August 2020, an enormous explosion occurred at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. More than 200 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured as the blast destroyed residential areas, hospitals and schools. AOAV set out to record and examine the harm caused by this unnecessary tragedy.
- 1 Mar 2022
What is a thermobaric bomb?
Russia has been accused of planning to use thermobaric weapons - vacuum bombs - in its attack of Ukraine. This article examines what these weapons are.
- 13 Dec 2021
The Improvised Explosive Device and ‘The Propaganda of the Deed’
The IED has proliferated in an increasingly digital world, one vulnerable to both violent propaganda and, when that translates into action, the actual violence of the ‘Propaganda of the Deed’. This report examines how this happened.
- 19 Oct 2021
Study shows 43% of 112 deminer deaths since 2005 not recorded in organisations’ annual reports
At least 112 deminers have been killed globally since 2005 whilst on operations, a study by Action on Armed Violence has found.
- 7 Oct 2021
An Anatomy of an Airstrike: The Report
An examination of the global use and harm of airstrikes, through the prism of a single attack.
- 7 Oct 2021
The United Kingdom’s Obligation to Investigate, Record and Report Civilians Casualties in Armed Conflict
The Cambridge Pro Bono Project with Action on Armed Violence
- 15 Aug 2021
An Anatomy of a Grad Attack: The Report
An examination of the global use and harm of the Grad MLRS, through the prism of a single attack.
- 12 Aug 2021
An Anatomy of a Grenade Attack: The Report
An examination of the global use and harm of grenades, through the prism of a single attack.