- 28 Jul
Airstrikes and shelling in Raqqa continue to cause high levels of civilian harm
On 26th July 2017, coalition airstrikes and shelling from US-backed forces targeted Raqqa, Syria, killing at least 36 civilians and wounding more than 50 others.
- 27 Jul
Regime airstrikes kill and injure 60 civilians in Arbin, Syria
On 25th July 2017, regime airstrikes targeted the Syrian town of Arbin in Eastern Ghouta, killing ten civilians and wounding several others.
- 20 Jul
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.
- 11 Jul
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.
- 10 Jul
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.
- 27 Jun
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.
- 20 Jun
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.
- 8 Jun
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians
Warring Parties Should Minimize Harm to Civilians
- 31 May
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).
- 30 May
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.
- 16 May
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.
- 15 May
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%.
- 2 Apr
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.
- 24 Mar
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.
- 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.