Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV – which takes its sources from reputable English language media – has recorded up to the 27 June, 5,091 casualties from explosive weapon use across 574 incidents; this includes some 4,452 civilian casualties (2,080 killed, 2,372 injured).

Explosive Violence Monitor: 17-24 June 2022

From the 17 to the 24 of June, AOAV has recorded 93 incidents of explosive violence around the world, and 321 civilian casualties.

2 killed and 28 injured in car explosion in busy Nangarhar market – latest in series of explosive attacks.

On Monday 20 June, 2 civilians were killed and 23 injured when a vehicle exploded in a busy market. Five Taliban members were also injured.

Geneva, 17 June: States agree on final text of Political Declaration on use of Explosive Weapons in populated areas

This post was originally published by INEW. States Agree on Final Text of Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons The text of the political declaration on the use of explosive weapons was finalized todayin Geneva with overwhelming support from states. A group of states have already expressed intentions to sign the declaration or […]

Geneva, 16 June 2022: Ireland to present final draft of declaration to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

On Friday 17 June, at the UN Palais in Geneva, Ireland will present the final draft of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.

The Casualties of Ukraine: an invitation to a discussion in the UK Houses of Parliament (4th July 4pm)

Casualty recording in Ukraine: what are the challenges and necessities of recording civilian casualties in the current war?

11 agricultural labourers killed, 34 injured in landmine explosion, Daraa Governorate, Syria

On Saturday 11 June, 11 labourers travelling towards agricultural lands near the village of Deir al-Adas were killed, and 34 were injured, when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine and blew up. Five children and three women are amongst the deceased.

Human Rights Watch finds Russian strikes killed scores of civilians in Chernihiv, Ukraine

A Human Rights Watch investigation found that four air and ground-launched attacks on the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, in March 2022, were in clear violation of the laws of war.

Adoption of Explosive Weapons Declaration is a major milestone in the protection of civilians

States, civil society, and international organisations will convene in Geneva on June 17 to finalize a landmark international agreement on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Explosive Violence in May 2022

In May 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,165 deaths and injuries from 418 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 76% (1, 641) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

45 Killed and 120 Injured in Helicopter-Supported Attack on Kaduna Villages, Nigeria

On Sunday 5 June, a large group of fighters armed with AK-47s arrived on motorbikes and opened fire on multiple villages in Nigeria’s Kaduna state. As the inhabitants mobilised to repel the attack, a helicopter engaged in airstrikes against them, providing cover for the attackers. As of Thursday morning, locals count 45 people killed and 120 people injured.

Letter to Liz Truss: send UK diplomats to the First Meeting of States Parties of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

We are a broad group of UK civil society organisations, faith groups, academics and scientists. We write today to urge you to send UK diplomats to observe the First Meeting of States Parties of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), taking place in Vienna from 21-23 June 2022. We also call on the UK to attend the associated Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, hosted by the Austrian Government on 20 June. By doing so, the UK would be building on its participation in the original Vienna conference on this issue in 2014.