As of 1 December 2023, AOAV has recorded 8, 355 civilian casualties of explosive weapons use in the OPT (5, 727 killed, 2, 628 injured).
The toll from a Russian missile strike on Kryvyi Rih has risen to 73 injured individuals, with one casualty confirmed.
At least 35 individuals lost their lives and more than 60 were injured as an explosive attack devastated a crowded market in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.
The ongoing war in Ukraine is gravely impeded by the prolific use of landmines by Russian forces, causing devastating casualties, and hindering the Ukrainian army’s progress in their counteroffensive, as highlighted in a recent report from The New York Times.
Communal violence and escalating conflict between rival generals in Sudan, particularly in the far south and the restive Darfur region, have resulted in civilian deaths and raised concerns of a widening conflict across the country’s frontier regions.
Save the Children’s report reveals that the ongoing conflict in Yemen has left a deadly legacy of explosive ordnance, including landmines, resulting in over 11,000 Yemeni children being killed or maimed since the beginning of the war, with an alarming increase in child casualties caused by explosive ordnance between January 2018 and November 2022.
Dr Jack Denny, Lecturer at the University of Southampton, talks to AOAV about his research into blast wave propagation in urban environments, and how engineering and data-driven approaches can both inform response strategies and complement ongoing advocacy campaigns to reduce harm from blast injuries.
Casualty recording in Ukraine: what are the challenges and necessities of recording civilian casualties in the current war?