Explosive Violence Monitor: 2023

In 2023, AOAV recorded 47,476 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 73% of total casualties, with 34,791 civilian deaths and injuries.

122% rise in global civilian fatalities from explosive weapons in 2023: a year of harm reviewed

The latest global explosive violence monitor report from AOAV reveals a disturbing surge in civilian fatalities and incidents of explosive weapon use globally in 2023, with a 122% rise in global civilian fatalities compared to the previous year.

Horror in darkness: the plight of the visually impaired in Gaza’s schools

Shireen, a visually impaired Gazan activist, recounts her neighbour’s harrowing experience of displacement and survival in an UNRWA school amid the dire conditions following intense conflict in the region.

Ukraine: one killed and 55 injured in missile strike on Kremenchuk, Poltava

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.

Explosive Violence: Projections for 2023

Analysis of the explosive violence which characterised 2022 paints a bleak picture for the year to come.