As of 16 November 2023, AOAV has recorded 6,128 civilian casualties of explosive weapons use in the OPT (4,276 killed, 1852 injured).
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 29 Nov, 21, 226 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 385 incidents; this includes some 17, 903 civilian casualties.
AOAV’s report documents the profound impact of the 100 deadliest IED attacks over the past decade, indicating a pressing need for global policy change to address the ongoing threat.
He was invited onto the news channel after tweeting: “I was supposed to be part of a graduation ceremony in Gaza today for students living with disabilities completing a course on storytelling. The University now lies in rubble, the students are uncontactable and at least one of my fellow lecturers has lost 9 members of his family.”
The “Operation Swords of Iron” in Gaza, October 2023, has seen a significant surge in civilian deaths from airstrikes, with fatalities per strike exceeding past operations and raising questions about adherence to international humanitarian law.
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.
King Charles III’s official visit to commemorate Kenya’s independence anniversary has drawn attention to the unresolved murder of Agnes Wanjiru allegedly committed by British soldiers, prompting her niece’s plea for justice, amid growing discontent over post-colonial issues and suppression of protests.
From 13 to 19 October 2023, AOAV has recorded 217 incidents of explosive violence around the world, and 1,619 civilian casualties.
On the first day of the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Oliver Glasgow KC highlighted allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces between 2010-2013, with Glasgow outlining seven crucial cases and emphasizing the Inquiry’s commitment to unveiling the truth and ensuring justice.
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.
In an interview with AOAV, Dr. Johanna Rodehau-Noack, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, discusses her research on international conflict prevention, the role of fatality counts in shaping such efforts, and the ethical and practical limitations of relying solely on quantifiable metrics to define and address armed conflicts.
The report provides an overview of the conference ‘A Disarming Debate: Challenging Militarism in British Academia,’ which addressed concerns about the influence of the military-industrial complex on UK universities.