Selective secrecy: AOAV criticises UK Minister Johnny Mercer’s lack of transparency on military misconduct

Minister Johnny Mercer outlined alleged British military misconducts in a 2021 interview but then denied FOI request and later.refused to disclose similar information to an independent inquiry.

AOAV speaks to Ieva Jusionyte about her book ‘Exit Wounds’ – a glimpse into the world of firearms smuggled south from the United States to Mexico and their reverberating effects

Dr Ieva Jusionyte, a legal and medical anthropologist at Brown University, discusses her book “Exit Wounds,” which explores how the smuggling of guns from the United States to Mexico contributes to violence and the migrant crisis, drawing on extensive research and fieldwork at the US-Mexico border.

Gendered patterns in explosive violence: a policy brief on understanding the impact of explosive weapons on women

New research uncovers how societal norms and women’s empowerment influence the disproportionate impact of explosive violence on women in conflict zones, challenging assumptions of gender-neutrality in armed conflicts.

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.

Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 23 Feb, 23, 440 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 944 incidents; this includes some 19, 926 civilian casualties.

Occupied Palestinian Territories: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

As of 19 February 2024, AOAV has recorded 17, 878 civilian casualties (12, 550 killed, 5, 328 injured) of explosive weapons use in the OPT in the course of Operation Swords of Iron.

BAE Systems CEO made almost £1m extra in share sale after hike in price since Gaza war

Charles Woodburn sold over 330,000 personal shares in BAE Systems, earning £4,163,035.

Leading experts foresee up to 74,290 excess deaths in Gaza

The report by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Johns Hopkins University projects up to 74,290 excess deaths in Gaza under varying scenarios, emphasizing the critical need for improved healthcare, sanitation, and nutrition amid the Israel-Gaza conflict.

The dates and number of those allegedly murdered by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan

AOAV details the evidence of widespread extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with at least 26 specific operations and 84 Afghan males killed, including children.

AOAV signs joint letter by civil society organisations to Control Arms Export Committee regarding UK arms to Israel

A coalition of leading civil society organisations have penned a letter to both the Control Arms Export Committee (CAEC) and the Financial Times. The letter addresses the escalating violence in southern Gaza and the UK’s role in supplying arms to Israel.

X (Twitter) analyst Eli Kowaz’s grossly incorrect interpretation of AOAV data trends, claiming IDF has low Gaza casualty rate. Kowaz later deletes post but others continue to spread the misinformation

AOAV addresses misinformation on social media about their report on civilian casualties in Gaza, clarifying their methodology and findings compared to other conflicts.

Lanao del Sur: 4 civilians killed, 50 injured in IS IED attack during Mass at Mindanao State University, Marawi, the Philippines, 3 Dec

Four people were killed and 50 injured in an Islamic State attack on a student Mass in Marawi, Lanao del Sur