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.
Air-launched explosive attacks kill dozens in Syria’s Hama
Air strikes and barrel bombs on Monday, December 12th 2016, targeting Islamic State-held villages in Hama killed at least 53 civilians.
New Human Rights Watch report on Saudi-coalition airstrikes
Human Rights Watch investigates the unlawful airstrikes committed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, and the role of those who have supplied weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Regime shelling kills and injures over 250 in Aleppo
On Tuesday, December 8th 2016, at least 53 civilians were killed in regime shelling in Aleppo. 200 were also reported to be injured.
Air strikes kill over 70 civilians across Idlib
On December 4th 2016, at least 73 were killed across Idlib province, Syria. Russia are suspected of carrying out the air strikes, as they announced a major operation targeting Idlib in November.
Scores of civilians killed whilst fleeing Aleppo
Civilians killed fleeing Aleppo. Thousands displaced by recent violence. AOAV recorded more civilian deaths and injuries in Syria in the first nine months of 2016 than in the entirety of 2015.
Air strikes return to Syria with devastating impacts
After the relative quiet of recent weeks, Syria was faced with a surge of airstrikes on Wednesday, November 16th 2016, particularly in Aleppo. At least 87 were reported to have been killed.
US coalition airstrikes killed and injured 50 civilians in Syria
The air strikes carried out on Tuesday, November 8th 2016, were targeting the IS-held village of al-Heisha, near Raqqa. They resulted in the death of at least 20 civilians and injured 30.
US air strike in Afghanistan kills civilians
A NATO air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killed 30 civilians and injured at least another 25 on Thursday, November 3rd.