On September 22, 2023, a missile attack in Kremenchuk, Ukraine by Russian forces resulted in one death and 55 injuries, including six children, with AOAV recording a total of 16,852 civilian casualties from explosive weapons in Ukraine since February 24, 2022.
Of the 3,793 migrants detected crossing the English channel in small boats, 63% (2,380) come from countries which were among the fifteen worst impacted for civilian casualties from the use of explosive weapons in 2022.
Since the military coup on 1st February 2021, Myanmar’s military government has responded with increasing violence to both civil and armed resistance.
In 2022, AOAV recorded 31,273 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 66% of total casualties, with 20,793 civilian deaths and injuries.
AOAV recorded an 83% increase in civilian casualties of explosive weapon use in 2022.
In August 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,196 deaths and injuries from 454 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 65% (2,067) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
In July 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,353 deaths and injuries from 367 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 76% (1,799) of the deaths and injuries recorded.