- 23 Feb 2024
Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 23 Feb, 23, 440 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 944 incidents; this includes some 19, 926 civilian casualties.
- 19 Feb 2024
Occupied Palestinian Territories: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians
As of 19 February 2024, AOAV has recorded 17, 878 civilian casualties (12, 550 killed, 5, 328 injured) of explosive weapons use in the OPT in the course of Operation Swords of Iron.
- 24 Jan 2024
Howard G. Buffett talks to AOAV about high-impact philanthropy in conflict zones such as Ukraine
In this interview with AOAV’s executive director, Howard G. Buffett, with over two decades at the helm of his foundation, tells us how his focus is on conflict and post-conflict areas, with an emphasis on agriculture and food security.
- 24 Dec 2023
Unveiling the hidden struggles of women in the British Armed Forces: insights from The Observer’s investigative report
he Observer's investigative piece by Yvonne Roberts reveals the complex challenges and slow-moving reforms faced by women in the UK armed forces, highlighting personal stories of harassment, discrimination, and the struggle for cultural change.
- 13 Dec 2023
Suffer the children: the child casualties of Operation Swords of Iron
AOAV finds that Operation Swords of Iron has caused the highest number of child casualties from air strikes out of all four operations, though the rate of harm to children per air strike is lower than Operation Wall Guardian
- 8 Dec 2023
Stormy seas ahead: UK’s controversial Rwanda asylum plan faces moral and legal challenges
AOAV dives into the UK's contentious Rwanda asylum policy, highlighting the legal, ethical, and political waves it has generated
- 5 Dec 2023
UK’s asylum policy and Rwanda’s M23 involvement: a troubling contradiction
The UK's policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, amidst reports of the latter's support for M23 rebels and associated human rights abuses, presents a stark ethical dilemma and contradicts the notion of Rwanda as a safe country.
- 20 Nov 2023
Dr Ola Awad, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, speaks to AOAV about casualty counting and the death figures coming from Gaza
Ola Awad is President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. She speaks to AOAV about her organisation and the death toll in Gaza.
- 17 Nov 2023
One year on: the shifting landscape of civilian protection and the Dublin Declaration
How protecting civilians from explosive weapon use in populated areas is never more urgent than now.
- 15 Nov 2023
AOAV’s Executive Director was refused a journalist visa in Rwanda to investigate human rights concerns there. He spoke to the BBC about his concerns of it being a ‘safe’ country for refugees
In response to the UK Supreme Court declaring its Rwanda asylum policy unlawful, the UK government is drafting emergency legislation to establish Rwanda as a safe country for asylum seekers. AOAV's Executive Director appeared on the BBC to argue that to establish this notion of safety would require proper scrutiny of Rwanda.
- 15 Nov 2023
UK Supreme Court rules against sending asylum seekers to Rwanda: landmark judgement upholds human rights
The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled the Rwanda asylum policy unlawful, citing substantial risks of refoulement and inadequate protection for asylum seekers.
- 14 Nov 2023
Gaza healthcare crisis: urgent action required to address alleged unlawful Israeli attacks
Human Rights Watch's findings reveal repeated and potentially unlawful Israeli attacks on Gaza's healthcare infrastructure, leading to a dire healthcare crisis, warranting immediate international attention and action.