Explosive Violence in October 2023

In October 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 8,047 deaths and injuries from 993 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 84% (6,748) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Myanmar: 29 civilians killed in likely air strike on IDP camp, Kachin

On October 10th, 29 civilians were killed and 57 injured when an IDP camp in Kachin state was bombed.

Explosive Violence in June 2023

In June 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,671 deaths and injuries from 537 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 67% (1,798) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Civilians still being harmed by cluster munitions, 15 years after Convention ratified by 123 states

May 30 marked 15 years since the Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted in Dublin. In the face of continuing harm from these weapons across the globe, Human Rights Watch called for greater international efforts to ensure its goals are achieved.

Myanmar: explosive violence in 2022

Since the military coup on 1st February 2021, Myanmar’s military government has responded with increasing violence to both civil and armed resistance.

Explosive Violence in April 2023

In April 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,632 deaths and injuries from 447 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 64% (1,684) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Kanbalu: up to 165 people killed in military airstrike, 11 April

At least 165 people were killed in a military airstrike on 11 April 2022.

Explosive Violence in March 2023

In March 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,583 deaths and injuries from 513 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 57% (1,467) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Explosive Violence in February 2023

In February 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,155 deaths and injuries from 469 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 53% (1,133) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Case studies: Myanmar military – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 7

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from explosive weapons in Myanmar.

Explosive Violence in January 2023

In January 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,211 deaths and injuries from 524 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 50% (1,614) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Explosive Violence: Projections for 2023

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