Myanmar: 12 killed and at least 30 injured by artillery shelling in Sittwe’s Myoma market,  Rakhine

On Thursday 29 March, 12 civilians were killed and at least 30 injured by artilllery shelling in Sittwe’s Myoma market, Rakhine.

Myanmar: three years of a devastating, under-reported war

The conflict in Myanmar resulted in 2,164 reported civilian casualties from explosive weapons in 2023, including 745 fatalities. This represents a 121% and 155% increase in casualties and deaths, respectively, over 2022.

Explosive Violence in December 2023

In December 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 7,003 deaths and injuries from 768 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 88% (6,191) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Myanmar: 17 civilians killed, 20 injured in air strike on Kanan village, Sagaing

On Sunday 7 January, 17 people were killed and 20 injured in an air strike on Kanan village, in Sagaing.

Explosive Violence: Projections for 2024

In the midst of unprecedented civilian harm from explosive weapons, AOAV sets out its predictions for 2024, for the Forum on Arms Trade.

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

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