Lebanon: urgent call to end Israel’s use of white phosphorus in populated areas

Israel’s use of white phosphorus in south Lebanon poses severe risks to civilians and violating international humanitarian law.

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.

Occupied Palestinian Territories: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

As of 19 February 2024, AOAV has recorded 17, 878 civilian casualties (12, 550 killed, 5, 328 injured) of explosive weapons use in the OPT in the course of Operation Swords of Iron.

DRC: 12 civilians killed and 20 injured in shell blasts on two encampments in North Kivu

On May 4th, twin shell blasts killed at least 12 civilians and injured 20 others in the Lac Vert and Mugunga camps near Goma, with the Congolese army blaming the M23 rebel group, which has denied involvement and accused Congolese forces.

Explosive Violence in April 2024

In April 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,034 deaths and injuries from 642 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 84% (2,542) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Implementing the Political Declaration on explosive weapons in populated areas: why engineering-perspectives on blast effects matter

In order to implement the Declaration, we need to understand the blast effects of what we are trying to protect people from. 

Explosive Violence Monitor: 2023

In 2023, AOAV recorded 47,476 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 73% of total casualties, with 34,791 civilian deaths and injuries.

Who is arming Israel? Report and key findings

AOAV’s report ‘Who is arming Israel?’ analyses the arms provided to Israel by the UK, US, and other nations, focusing on arms exports within the context of allegations of war crimes by the Israeli armed forces

Who is arming Israel? UK Exports to Israel  

This post examines UK Exports to Israel

Who is arming Israel? US Exports to Israel

This post examines US Exports to Israel

Who is arming Israel? Other Global Exports to Israel 

This post outlines the global arms exports to Israel (outside the UK and US)

Who is arming Israel? Arms Manufacturer Profits Examined

This post examines the profits made by key arms manufacturers within the context of the Israel-Gaza conflict