- 7 Jul 2020
AOAV condemns government decision to allow new arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Government ends appeal to Supreme Court on arms to Saudi Arabia, but decides it can continue sales. UK has licensed at least £5.3 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the conflict began in March 2015.
- 7 Sep 2018
Saudi admits more civilian deaths from airstrikes as pressure mounts on stopping arms sales to the Kingdom
Dozens of Yemeni civilians have been killed by Saudi airstrikes in recent weeks, raising questions as to whether the West should continuing arming this Gulf State.
- 8 Mar 2016
Wide-Area Impact – Investigating the wide-area effect of explosive weapons
This report analyses the impact of air-dropped bombs in Yemen, mortar attacks on the Syrian-Jordanian border and multiple-rocket attacks in Ukraine.
- 2 Mar 2016
Air-dropped bombs in Yemen – an overview
Between 1 January 2011 and 31 July 2015, AOAV found that no manufactured explosive weapon type killed more civilians per incident on average than aerial bombs.
- 2 Mar 2016
Yemen case study: bombing of the al-Asadi home
Zaid al-Asadi was killed by a falling concrete column. Two of Ali’s children inside the house, 18-month-old Buthanyal and seven-year-old Bilal, also died.
- 1 Mar 2016
Explosive weapons with large destructive radius: air-dropped bombs (the Mark 80 series and Paveway attachments)
Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen are thought to be making extensive use of aerial bombs with wide area impacts, including JDAM (GPS-guided) and Paveway (laserguided) aerial bombs.
- 25 Feb 2016
At least 6,100 civilians reported harmed by explosive weapons in Yemen in 2015
Civilians made up 81% of all deaths and injuries in Yemen from explosive weapons in 2015, a figure that jumps to 93% when these weapons were used in populated areas.
- 2 Feb 2016
Video: air-dropped bombs in Yemen
In 2015, Yemen saw more civilian victims of air-dropped bombs than anywhere else in the world.
- 29 Jan 2016
Journalist Iona Craig talks about Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen and their impact
In Yemen, 93% of victims of explosive weapons when used in populated areas have been civilians.
- 23 Jan 2016
Specific details for the Mark 80 series and Paveway attachments
A brief outline of the Mark 80 bomb series and the Paveway 'smart' guidance system attachment.
- 30 Sep 2015
Yemen: the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons highlighted by the UN
AOAV's research on the impact of explosive weapons in Yemen is featured in OCHA's latest Humanitarian Bulletin on the crisis in the country