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.

A Decade of Mass Civilian Casualty Events from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

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.

Explosive Violence Monitor: 13 to 19 October 2023

From 13 to 19 October 2023, AOAV has recorded 217 incidents of explosive violence around the world, and 1,619 civilian casualties.

Counting Bodies, Preventing War

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.

Conflict Briefing: Sudan

On April 15, a full-scale armed conflict broke out between General Burhan, de-facto ruler of Sudan, and General Dagalo, leader of the Rapid Support Forces.

NYT report on Darfur violence exposes frenzied Attacks and escalating humanitarian crisis

Gunmen, supported by paramilitary forces, unleashed a frenzied attack in El Geneina, Darfur, killing at least 280 people over two days, amid a backdrop of failed truce agreements and suspended peace talks, leading to a catastrophic situation with mass displacement, destroyed markets, and shuttered health facilities.

A step forward: 10 countries that signed Ireland’s Political Declaration have been responsible for civilian harm from explosive weapons in populated areas within last decade

86% of the 3,306 recorded civilian casualties from explosive violence perpetrated by signatories to the Political Declaration occurred in populated areas.

UK paid more than £300m by Saudi military for weapons systems training

New data shows how the MoD, weapons manufacturers, and the Saudi government work closely together to maintain the Saudi military.

Eight people killed and 21 injured in Russian rocket strike on water tanker, Ukraine, Monday 27 June.

On Monday 27 June, a Russian Uragan multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) struck a water tanker in Lysychansk, where civilians were collecting water. Eight people were killed and 21 hospitalised as a result of the strike.

“Those who suffered the most were the people” – composer Him Sophy on the impact of explosive violence in Cambodia, and the power of music to heal

Him Sophy is an internationally acclaimed Cambodian composer, who has dedicated himself to helping heal the trauma of violence in his country through music.

18 killed and 28 injured in Russian missile strike on shopping centre in central Ukraine, Monday 27 June.

On Monday 27 June, at around 3.50pm, a Russian air-launched Kh-22 cruise missile struck a shopping centre in the town of Kremenchuk. At the latest count, 18 people were killed, 59 injured, and 36 are still missing.

At least 300 killed in OLA firearm and artillery attack on villages in Wollega, Ethiopia, Saturday 18 June.

On Saturday 18 June, gunmen suspected to belong to the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) attacked villages in Gimbi, Wollega. Local witnesses suggest that between 260 and 320 civilians were killed.