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.
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.
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.
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.
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians
Warring Parties Should Minimize Harm to Civilians
Coalition airstrikes kill 106 civilians in Al Mayadeen
US-led coalition airstrikes targeting al-Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor, Syria, overnight on Thursday, May 25th 2017, killed 106 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Airwars data finds that U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS Have Killed Hundreds, Maybe Thousands of Civilians
A recent report in the New York Times analysed the civilian impact of the rise in coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.
INEW Briefing Paper: Explosive Weapons and the Protection of Civilians and Healthcare in Armed Conflict
INEW briefing paper released ahead of the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians, 25 May 2017.
Explosive truths: Monitoring explosive violence in 2016
In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from explosive weapons in 2,300 incidents. Of these, 70% were civilians. When explosive weapons were used in towns and cities, that rose to 90%.
85% of refugees in Europe are fleeing explosive violence, new research finds
In the first research of its kind, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has set out to examine the impact of explosive violence on the refugee crisis in Europe.
Suspected US-led coalition airstrike kills over 230 in Mosul
Overnight airstrikes that led into Thursday morning, March 23rd 2016, struck civilian occupied houses in al-Jadida, an ISIS-held neighbourhood in Mosul, killing at least 230.
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.
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.
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.