- 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
- 2 May 2023
The Impact of Explosive Violence on Children: A Global Crisis
Explosive violence in conflict zones has inflicted a devastating toll on children, causing significant casualties, psychological trauma, displacement, and hindering access to education, highlighting the urgent need for global awareness, targeted interventions, and policy changes to protect and support the well-being of these vulnerable young lives.
- 23 Mar 2023
Save the Children report exposes Yemen’s deadly legacy: explosive ordnances’ impact on children
Save the Children's report reveals that the ongoing conflict in Yemen has left a deadly legacy of explosive ordnance, including landmines, resulting in over 11,000 Yemeni children being killed or maimed since the beginning of the war, with an alarming increase in child casualties caused by explosive ordnance between January 2018 and November 2022.
- 21 Feb 2023
Children in Ukraine endure a year of horror amid escalating conflict
UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell reports that one year after the escalation of the war in Ukraine, children have been significantly impacted, with violence, fear, loss, and tragedy disrupting every aspect of their lives.
- 8 Nov 2022
Between 64 and 135 children killed in British military action in Afghanistan, analysis of MOD compensation payments reveals
Dozens of children in Afghanistan were killed by British forces, with thousands handed out in compensation, exclusively obtained data reveals.
- 14 Jun 2022
11 agricultural labourers killed, 34 injured in landmine explosion, Daraa Governorate, Syria
On Saturday 11 June, 11 labourers travelling towards agricultural lands near the village of Deir al-Adas were killed, and 34 were injured, when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine and blew up. Five children and three women are amongst the deceased.
- 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.
- 30 Apr 2021
Explosive violence and child displacement
AOAV examines the impact of initial and protracted child displacement caused by explosive violence.
- 21 Apr 2021
The impact of explosive violence on childcare
AOAV examines the reverberating impact of explosive violence on childcare in armed conflict. We examine how explosive violence decimates the family unit, leaving children socially isolated and vulnerable to sexual abuse and recruitment to armed groups.
- 19 Apr 2021
The impact of explosive violence on the sensory health of children
AOAV examines the impact of explosive violence on a child's sensory health.
- 6 Apr 2021
Explosive violence and ‘child soldiers’
AOAV examines how explosive violence creates the conditions for child recruitment and how children are used by state and non-stage actors alike to perpetrate acts of explosive violence.