Suffer the children: the child casualties of Operation Swords of Iron

AOAV finds that Operation Swords of Iron has caused the highest number of child casualties from air strikes out of all four operations, though the rate of harm to children per air strike is lower than Operation Wall Guardian

Opinion: having the army on standby as police firearm officers only risks exacerbating systemic issues

Met Police firearms officers have handed in their weapons over concern that one of their own has been charged with the murder of 24-year-old Chris Kaba

Open letter urges UK Government to repatriate unlawfully detained British families from Northeast Syria

British Citizens subjected to cruel conditions and abandonment in dire circumstances

Cherkasy, Ukraine: 23 killed and nine injured in Russian air strike on Uman, 28 April

On Friday 28 April, a Russian X-101 air-launched cruise missile killed 23 civilians and injured nine.

The Impact of Explosive Violence on Children: A Global Crisis

Explosive violence in conflict zones has inflicted a devastating toll on children, causing significant casualties, psychological trauma, displacement, and hindering access to education, highlighting the urgent need for global awareness, targeted interventions, and policy changes to protect and support the well-being of these vulnerable young lives.

Urgent investigation needed as fighting takes heavy toll on civilians in Las Anod, Somaliland

Amnesty International reports indiscriminate attacks causing civilian casualties and displacement in Las Anod, Somaliland, and calls for an independent investigation, accountability, and access to humanitarian aid amid a crisis compounded by drought.

Afghanistan: eight children killed in ERW blasts over past week

UNICEF has announced that at least eight children lost their lives due to unexploded ordnance throughout Afghanistan last week.

Save the Children report exposes Yemen’s deadly legacy: explosive ordnances’ impact on children

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.

Children in Ukraine endure a year of horror amid escalating conflict

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell reports that one year after the escalation of the war in Ukraine, children have been significantly impacted, with violence, fear, loss, and tragedy disrupting every aspect of their lives.

Over 15 killed and 20 injured in explosion at a religious school in Aybak, Afghanistan, 30 Nov

On 30 November, over 15 civilians were killed and 20 injured when a bomb exploded in a religious school in Aybak.

19 killed and 27 injured in suicide attack on Kabul school, Afghanistan, 30 Sept

19 people were killed and 27 injured on the morning of 29 September, when a suicide attacker blew themselves up outside the Kaaj educational centre.

9 children among 11 civilians killed in Myanmar military attacks in Shan State and Sagaing, 16 Sept.

On 16 September 2022, Myanmar’s military killed 11 civilians and injured 30. Nine of the deceased are children, as are 14 of the injured.