AOAV’s research on manufactured explosive weapons
AOAV supports any political commitment to prevent the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas. Our research below shows why this is so necessary.
‘Blast Injury’: a report on the reverberating health impacts from the use of explosive weapons
The summary and key findings from AOAV's latest report, Blast injury: the reverberating health consequences from the use of explosive weapons
‘The Broken Land’: a review of the environmental impact of explosive weapons
AOAV's overview and an introduction to The Broken Land: the environmental consequences of explosive weapon use.
When the bombs fall silent: the reverberating effects of explosive weapons
An overview and key findings from AOAV's latest report on the reverberating impacts of explosive weapons, 'When the bombs fall silent'.
85% of refugees in Europe are fleeing explosive violence, AOAV study finds
In the first research of its kind, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has set out to examine the impact of explosive violence on the refugee crisis in Europe.
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.
‘Air Power in Afghanistan’ – How NATO changed the rules, 2008-2014
NATO's use of air strikes in Afghanistan has long been controversial. AOAV's new report examines how NATO was forced to change its rules for aerial bombing in populated areas.
Ending the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
AOAV campaigns against the use of explosive weapons that causes civilian harm.
Manufactured explosive weapons are those that are commercially-produced, and they range in size and power from hand grenades to massive aircraft bombs.
AOAV’s key reports on manufactured weapons include: When the bombs fall silent: the reverberating effects of explosive weapons (pdf) The Refugee Explosion (pdf), Wide-area impact report (pdf), Under Fire: Israel’s artillery policies scrutinised (pdf), Air Power in Afghanistan (pdf), and A Tale of Two Cities (pdf).