- 9 Feb
New inquiry and campaign launched at the House of Commons on explosive weapons
On 7 February, a new inquiry and awareness campaign was launched at the House of Commons concerning explosive weapons.
- 9 Feb
Explosive violence in January 2018
In the first month of 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,609 deaths and injuries from 400 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media.
- 6 Feb
Air strikes on Syria’s Eastern Ghouta kill at least 23
On Monday, February 5th 2018, air strikes on areas of Eastern Ghouta, just outside the Syrian capital Damascus, killed at least 23 with a further 70 wounded.
- 2 Feb
Suicide attack on Dalori IDP camp in Nigeria kills 4
On Wednesday, January 31st 2018, at least four people were killed and 44 were injured when a female suicide bomber attacked a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Dalori, Maiduguri.
- 31 Jan
تقرير عن الأجهزة المتفجرة المرتجلة
الأجهزة المتفجرة المرتجلة النتائج الرئیسیة
- 30 Jan
Explosive violence in December 2017
In December 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,312 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media.
- 29 Jan
Over 100 killed in suicide attack in Kabul
On Saturday, January 27th 2018, a suicide bomber used an ambulance full of explosives to pass into a secure zone in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
- 24 Jan
Double car bombing in Libya’s Benghazi leaves 33 dead outside mosque
Yesterday evening, January 23rd 2018, a double car bombing outside a mosque in Benghazi’s Al Salmani district left at least 33 dead and 50 wounded.
- 18 Jan
Suicide bombers kill 12 at market in northeastern Nigeria
Yesterday, January 17th 2018, a suicide bomb attack at a market in Muna Garage, a camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, left at least 12 killed and 65 injured.
- 17 Jan
Mortar attack in northern Afghanistan kills at least 5
Yesterday, January 16th 2018, a mortar attack on a local bazaar in Faryab province, Afghanistan, killed at least 5 and wounded a further 45.
- 15 Jan
Double suicide attack kills at least 38 and wounds 105 in Iraq’s capital
Today, January 15th 2018, two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a busy market in central Baghdad. The casualty toll currently stands at 38 dead and 105 wounded.
- 11 Jan
AOAV’s latest data on civilian harm from explosive weapons cited in news outlets internationally
The latest data on the civilian harm from explosive weapons by Action on Armed Violence garnered international attention on its release earlier this week, January 8th 2018.
- 8 Jan
First 11 months of 2017 sees 42% increase in civilian deaths from explosive weapons compared to 2016
Judging by trend to end of November, 2017 is set to be worst year for civilian deaths from explosive weapons since 2011, as recorded by AOAV, with airstrikes leading the harm.
- 4 Jan
Suspected Russian airstrikes near Syrian capital kill at least 20
Yesterday, January 3rd 2018, airstrikes on the Syrian town of Misraba killed at least 20 and injured more than 40, as at least four bombs flattened buildings across the area.
- 21 Dec
A Christmas update on AOAV's work throughout 2017 and our hopes for the New Year.