- 24 Jun 2021
Airstrike on market kills 43 in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
An airstrike killed at least 43 people in Togoga, a town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, on Tuesday, 22 June, 2021.
- 21 Jun 2021
Gaza, Hamas and the risk to civilian life during Operation Guardian of the Walls: a brief analysis
The Iron Dome is one of a number of advanced missile defence systems in place to protect Israel from threats. The system utilises radar to detect rocket launches, manages the threat level of the individual rockets, and intercepts the rockets that may land in populated areas. Rockets fired from Gaza that are going to fall in uninhabited areas are not intercepted.
- 3 Jun 2021
What is an airstrike?
An in-depth look at the history, use, and harm of airstrikes in modern warfare. According to the US Air Force, between 2013-2020, they released a total of 139,919 weapons over Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. That’s an average of 17,490 a year, or 48 per day, for eight years straight.
- 1 Jun 2021
Blasts from the Recent Past: a narrative of a decade of explosive violence
A narrative report on a decade of explosive violence where AOAV has recorded 357,370 deaths and injuries by explosive weapons in some 28,879 incidents. 73% of these casualties, 262,413, were civilians.
- 26 May 2021
A list of children killed in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (10 May- 21st May 2021)
Since the 10 May, at least 75 children have been reported killed in the Gaza strip and in Israel. Their deaths were mostly by explosive weapons. 73 of these children were killed in Gaza. 2 were killed in Israel.
- 6 May 2021
40% of all civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan – almost 1,600 – in the last five years were children
In 2018, 236 minors were killed by airstrikes in Afghanistan. Another 256 were injured, leaving a total of 492 child casualties This was an 85% increase on the year before, resulting in a rate of four child casualties every three days.
- 7 Apr 2021
Latest figures show RAF airstrikes targeted 4,369 militants in Iraq and Syria since 2014; MOD maintains claim only one civilian killed
These new figures include 4,066 militants killed (93% of total), with 303 more militants wounded (7%).
- 10 Mar 2021
‘Fires everywhere’: the bombing of Germany 1942 – 1945 examined
In a three year campaign of fire from the skies, almost half a million Germans were killed, three-quarters of a million were wounded, and seven and a half million were left homeless.
- 9 Feb 2021
UK arms exports to Saudis to continue amid record missile sales
The UK saw its largest quarterly increase in arms export to Saudi Arabia since the Kingdom began their bombing campaign in Yemen, official figures reveal.
- 16 Oct 2020
Targeting Life in Idlib: HRW report on Syrian-Russian strikes on Civilian infrastructure
HRW say targeting of civilian infrastructure by the Syrian-Russian Alliance amounts to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- 5 Oct 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh: a rapid descent
A sudden shift in tactics - on both sides - in the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict has meant that civilians are increasingly being targeted in this decades-long war
- 12 Sep 2020
Global explosive violence sharply declines during Covid19, new data suggests
There was a 58% decrease globally in civilian victims from explosive violence between April and July 2020, compared to the same four months in 2019