Data on costs associated with Defence Loan Service Personnel to 85 countries, including human rights priority nations, reveal global cost of up to £40m in 2022.
The Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights report highlights that the UK’s growing military partnerships risk increased civilian harm and decreased accountability, urging the need for stronger civilian harm mitigation policies.
Egypt: Country overview The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in Northern Africa, bordering Libya, Sudan and Israel. Egypt has a fast-growing population with an estimated population approaching 100 million. Egypt has a semi-presidential system of government, but after former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011, the parliament was dissolved, and the constitution suspended. Egypt […]
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. April saw 2,917 casualties of explosive violence, 83% of whom were civilians. For […]
Every day civilians are killed and injured by explosive weapons, either the rockets and air-dropped bombs of a conventional military, or an improvised explosive device (IED). Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records the incidents of explosive violence as they happen around the world. Using English-language media sources, AOAV collects data on attacks, including on the […]
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Yesterday morning a suicide bomber killed at least four security personnel in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. This comes just a few days after another car bomb claimed the lives of three policemen. While Egypt has had far-higher casualty numbers from the running battles that have scarred this country, the growing escalation in the means and method of […]
From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]
Sue Lloyd Roberts CBE is a television journalist who has worked with ITN, Channel 4 News and Channel 4 documentaries before joining the BBC as a Special Correspondent. She has reported extensively for Newsnight, including reports from Homs in Syria and from inside North Korea. Her investigative reporting has won her a string of awards, […]
Stephen Farrell is a Metro reporter for the New York Times. After covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, he joined Times’s Baghdad bureau, where he set up and ran the Baghdad Bureau blog from the field. In 2009, he helped launch and run the Baghdad Bureau’s successor At War blog, […]
Robert Fisk is one of the best-known journalists in the world. He is Middle East Correspondent for the Independent and has reported on the region for more than 30 years. During his career, he has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Lebanon. Fisk has won more British and International Journalism awards than any […]
Richard Engel is Chief Foreign Correspondent of NBC News. He is known for his reporting on the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the conflict in Libya and the unrest throughout the Arab world. Engel is one of the only Western journalists to have covered the entire war in Iraq. He has reported from Afghanistan, and also […]