- 31 May
Iain Overton speaking on US arms sales on Radio Sputnik
In response to the recent Department of Defense audit from September 2016, obtained by Amnesty International , Radio Sputnik spoke to the Executive Director of AOAV, Iain Overton
- 14 Mar
77 states acknowledge harm caused by explosive weapons in populated areas
The impact of explosive weapons is devastating. Here is a summary of the position against the use of explosive weapons by over three dozen states.
- 24 Aug
US Department of Defence spend on guns in ‘War on Terror’ revealed
in 14 years of the 'War on Terror' the US DoD issued over $40 billion worth of contracts on guns and ammo and more than 1.4 million guns sent to arm Iraq and Afghanistan forces.
- 27 Apr
Explosive Violence in March 2016
In March 2016 AOAV recorded 2,997 deaths and injuries from explosive violence worldwide, of which 2,099 (70%) were civilians.
- 26 Apr
World Humanitarian Summit makes preventing ‘civilian harm resulting from the use of wide-area explosive weapons in populated areas’ a core commitment
A call to stop the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a major commitment under the WHS' section to 'Uphold The Norms That Safeguard Humanity'.
- 15 Apr
Explosive Violence in February 2016
In February 2016 AOAV recorded 3,343 deaths and injuries from explosive violence worldwide, of which 2,443 (63%) were civilians.
- 14 Apr
AOAV to take part in ‘Action on Explosive Weapons under Big Ben’
A demonstration of landmine and IED disposal and the first ever Mine-hunting drone on Speaker’s Green, House of Commons, Thursday 21st April 2016.
- 13 Apr
Twin bus bombings in eastern Afghanistan
On 11th April 2016 two bus bombs took place in eastern Afghanistan. Overall, 14 were killed and at least 45 were wounded in the two attacks.
- 30 Mar
Further violence in Baghdad: suicide bombing at a football match in Iskandariya claims 41 lives, injures 105
On 25th March Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, faced yet more violence at the hands of ISIS suicide bombers. The suicide bomber detonated his vest at a football match, killing 41 and injuring 105.
- 29 Mar
Easter Sunday suicide bomber in Pakistan kills 70
This Easter Sunday marked another attack in Pakistan that targeted civilians - killing 70 and injuring 340. This attack takes the total incidents in Pakistan in 2016 to 40, with 631 killed or injured.
- 3 Mar
House of Lords debates amendment to Armed Forces Bill relating to counting civilian casualties from RAF strikes
Suggested amendment was related to extending the RAF's reporting obligation on overseas deployments related to civilian injuries and deaths.
- 1 Mar
A short review of journalist Nagieb Khaja’s film: ‘Syria: Under Russia’s Fist’
Film claims that, in the last 5 months, Russian bombs have killed at least 1500 civilians – with more than 300 of these being children.
- 29 Feb
Over 90% of victims of explosive weapons in populated areas in Yemen are civilians – signatories to the Arms Trade Treaty should stop selling weapons to the Saudis
Following evidence of international arms sales to Saudi Arabia, AOAV calls on States to act to stop the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
- 25 Feb
At least 6,100 civilians reported harmed by explosive weapons in Yemen in 2015
Civilians made up 81% of all deaths and injuries in Yemen from explosive weapons in 2015, a figure that jumps to 93% when these weapons were used in populated areas.
- 10 Feb
Explosive weapons: the UN identifies their use in populated areas as a key humanitarian problem
The UN Secretary-General's report “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility” recognises the use of explosive weapons in populated areas as a key issue.