11 agricultural labourers killed, 34 injured in landmine explosion, Daraa Governorate, Syria

On Saturday 11 June, 11 labourers travelling towards agricultural lands near the village of Deir al-Adas were killed, and 34 were injured, when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine and blew up. Five children and three women are amongst the deceased.

At Least Three Killed and 19 Injured in 9th Recorded Russian Air Strike on a School in Ukraine

At least three people were killed and 19 injured in a Russian airstrike on schools in Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernihiv, on Thursday 12 May. Russian troops reportedly fired several missiles at a school and boarding school, damaging an administrative building and some residential houses in the ensuing fire.

One Killed and 13 Injured in IED Explosion in Karachi, Pakistan

On the evening of Thursday 12 May, one person was killed and 13 were injured when an IED exploded in Karachi, Pakistan. The bombing was reportedly targeting a van carrying Pakistan security forces in the city’s Saddar neighbourhood. Two members of the security forces were amongst the injured. The rest of the casualties were civilians.

The impact of explosive violence on child nutrition

Explosive weapons damage food supply chains creating food insecurity and manmade famine. The insecurity they create makes it difficult for aid agencies to reach those in need. Children, more than any other age group, are harmed by the effects of malnutrition, suffering from stunted growth, wasting and in the most acute cases, death. Children, more than any other age group, are harmed by the effects of malnutrition, suffering from stunted growth, wasting and in the most acute cases, death. It is the irreversibility of the effects of malnutrition on children which makes malnutrition so pernicious.

The impact of explosive violence on children’s psychological health

Trauma at a critical time in a child’s psychological development can lead to mental illness, substance abuse, and social and educational problems. The psychological affects of a blast are multiplied by a child’s sense of insecurity, displacement, and separation from parental support .

L’impact des armes explosives sur les enfants en Turquie

Le manque de recherche et de couverture médiatique de ce conflit armé, empêche un réel suivi de la situation sur le terrain et de ses conséquences sur les populations locales, des enfants en particulier.

Türk Hükümeti ve PKK Arasında Süregelen Patlayıcı Silah Şiddetinin Çocuklar Üzerindeki Etkisi

Türkiye, 35 yıldan fazla bir süredir Kürdistan İşçi Partisi (PKK) ile Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri arasında silahlı bir çatışmanın içinde bulunmaktadır. PKK, 2000’li yılların başından beri Türkiye, AB ve ABD tarafından terör örgütü olarak sınıflandırılmaktadır. Türkiye’nin Doğusundaki Kırk Yıllık Çatışma Azınlık Hakları STK’sına göre, Kürtler Türkiye nüfusunun yaklaşık %18’ini oluşturmaktadır ve bu da onları Türkiye’deki en […]

The impact of explosive violence on a child’s access to healthcare

Over the last decade there has been a three-fold rise in the number of attacks on children in armed conflict. The vast majority of child casualties have been caused by the widespread use of airstrikes and explosive weapons such as landmines, mortars, improvised explosive devices, rocket attacks, cluster munitions and artillery. These same weapons damage the material and human infrastructure of healthcare systems, obstructing care for children.

The impact of explosive weapons on children in Somalia

The east African country has been named among the top 10 most dangerous countries in conflict to be a child. This report explores the scale of explosive violence in recent years, as well as its impact on the lived experience of children.

The impact of explosive violence on children in Yemen

Since Houthi forces swept down from Northern Yemen into the capital Sana’a in September 2014, some 9,755 civilians have been reported injured and close to 8,736 killed by explosive violence in the ongoing conflict that has ripped the country asunder. What began as a conflict between – on the one hand – an alliance of […]

The impact of explosive weapons on children in Turkey

For more than 35 years, Turkey has been involved in an armed conflict between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish Armed Forces. The PKK has been classified as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU and US since the early 2000s. A suicide bomb attack in 2015 re-escalated the four-decade-long conflict, causing a […]

The impact of the conflict in Afghanistan on civilian mental health

Afghanistan continually ranks among the most dangerous places in the world to be a civilian. The psychological impact of this on Afghani civilians is profound.