Ethiopia: 30 killed, 18 injured in Ethiopian air strike on passenger truck near Sasit, Amhara

On Monday 19 Feb, at least 30 civilians were killed and 18 injured when an Ethiopian drone struck a truck while it was dropping off passengers near Sasit, Amhara.

Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 23 Feb, 23, 440 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 944 incidents; this includes some 19, 926 civilian casualties.

U.S. investigates Israeli airstrikes for mass civilian casualties following alleged use of white phosphorus

The U.S. State Department is probing Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed civilians and the suspected use of white phosphorus in Lebanon, potentially influencing future American military aid to Israel.

The impact of the 9/11 wars on Afghanistan and the physical health of its population

The article outlines the profound human and societal toll of the Afghanistan conflict, emphasizing the tragic loss of over 70,000 civilians, widespread mental health crises, the deteriorating state of healthcare, especially under Taliban rule, and the critical role of international aid in addressing one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises.

Explosive Violence in January 2024

In January 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 5,612 deaths and injuries from 757 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 85% (4,783) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Pakistan: 30 people killed in twin bombings on election offices in Balochistan, 7 Feb 2024

In a continuation of the surge in violence Pakistan has experienced in the build-up to elections on February 8th, two IED attacks on political offices killed up to 30 people, and injured at least 40 more on February 7th.

Ukraine: uncovering the devastation of Mariupol

The report “‘Our City Was Gone’: Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol, Ukraine” by Human Rights Watch, Truth Hounds, and SITU Research documents the extensive civilian and infrastructural damage caused by the Russian military assault on Mariupol in 2022, calling for accountability for apparent war crimes.

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.

DRC: At least 19 civilians killed in clashes between the army and M23 rebels in Mweso, North Kivu

On Thursday 25th Jan, at least 19 civilians were killed and up to 27 injured in Mweso, North Kivu.

Denmark admits involvement in 2011 Libyan airstrikes that killed 14 civilians

In a notable revelation, Denmark admits its air force’s involvement in the 2011 NATO-led airstrikes in Libya, which resulted in the death of 14 civilians, marking the first such admission among the coalition nations.

Ukraine: 27 killed and 25 injured in artillery attack on market, Donetsk

On Sunday 21st January, at least 27 civilians were killed and 25 injured when a busy market and shopping area in Donetsk was bombed with artillery shells.

Israel accused of targeting civilians in deadly West Bank attack

An Israeli airstrike in al-Shuhada village, West Bank, killed seven Palestinian civilians, sparking controversy over military engagement rules and civilian protection in conflict zones.