- 18 May 2022
Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Conflict (2022)
AOAV is proud to be one of the endorsing NGOs for the Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Conflicts, ahead of the UN's annual open debate on the protection of civilians (POC) in armed conflict. Over the past year, the devastating impact of urban warfare on civilians has been made increasingly clear, especially the parallel direct and indirect, short-term and long-term nature of urban warfare's effects on civilians and civilian infrastructure.
- 13 May 2022
At Least Three Killed and 19 Injured in 9th Recorded Russian Air Strike on a School in Ukraine
At least three people were killed and 19 injured in a Russian airstrike on schools in Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernihiv, on Thursday 12 May. Russian troops reportedly fired several missiles at a school and boarding school, damaging an administrative building and some residential houses in the ensuing fire.
- 12 May 2022
Russian bombings of hospitals and healthcare
Since 2015, AOAV has recorded 12 incidents of Russian bombings of hospitals, resulting in 124 civilian casualties, 45 of whom were killed and 79 injured.
- 25 Mar 2022
Looting the Land: is Ukraine’s black earth a reason for Putin’s invasion?
Now sabotaging Russian tanks, Ukraine’s rich soil may be the prize that Putin seeks from his violence, write Dimitris Dimitriadis and Iain Overto
- 14 Mar 2022
In sending weapons to Ukraine we must not forget the lessons of history
AOAV's executive director provides a word of caution as the world exports tonnes of arms to the frontline of Putin’s war
- 11 Mar 2022
An Anatomy of the Beirut Port Blast
On 4 August 2020, an enormous explosion occurred at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. More than 200 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured as the blast destroyed residential areas, hospitals and schools. AOAV set out to record and examine the harm caused by this unnecessary tragedy.
- 8 Mar 2022
After The Bombing Podcast, Episode 2: the impact of bombs on the human body
This series deals with the long-term and knock on effects, also referred to as reverberating effects, from bombing and shelling in towns, cities and other populated areas.
- 1 Mar 2022
After The Bombing Podcast, Episode 1: The impact of bombs on the human body
In this podcast episode, INEW discusses the consequences of explosive weapons by bringing together survivors’ voices from Raqqa in Syria, as well as voices from the ground.
- 9 Oct 2021
Statement by INEW: UN General Assembly First Committee – Disarmament & International Security
Statement at the UN by INEW—the International Network on Explosive Weapons—a coalition of civil society organizations working to prevent the devastating humanitarian consequences from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
- 30 Sep 2021
The targeting of high-rises in Gaza: an analysis of Israel’s air strikes on tall buildings in 2021
Research shows that at least 15 buildings taller than 5 floors were struck by explosive weapons in the 2021 crisis
- 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%).
- 22 Oct 2020
The impact of explosive weapons on children in Iraq
AOAV examines some of the lasting impacts for children from the use of explosive weapons in Iraq.