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.

Asylum Seekers in the UK: Escaping the World’s Deadliest Zones

Recent data from Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) coupled with records from Care4Calais shed light on the acute dangers that many asylum seekers coming to the UK face in their homelands.

Explosive Violence in August 2023

In August 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,877 deaths and injuries from 576 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 63% (1,801) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

63% of small boat migrants in Q1 2023 come from countries most impacted by global explosive violence in 2022

Of the 3,793 migrants detected crossing the English channel in small boats, 63% (2,380) come from countries which were among the fifteen worst impacted for civilian casualties from the use of explosive weapons in 2022. 

Report claims global fatalities from armed conflicts soar to highest levels since 1994

A new study reveals that the global death toll from armed conflicts reached 237,000 in 2022, the highest level since the Rwanda genocide in 1994, due to escalating violence in Ukraine and Ethiopia.

UK Ministry of Defence reveals Defence Loan Service Personnel expenditure

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.

Explosive Violence Monitor: 2022

In 2022, AOAV recorded 31,273 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 66% of total casualties, with 20,793 civilian deaths and injuries.

2022: a year of explosive violence harm reviewed

AOAV recorded an 83% increase in civilian casualties of explosive weapon use in 2022.

At least 20 civilians killed and dozens injured by air strike in Oromia, 09 Nov

On Wednesday 09 Nov, a drone strike hit an OLA vehicle in Mendi. The strike killed at least 20 civilians. 

Explosive Violence in October 2022

In October 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,726 deaths and injuries from 548 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 69% (2,560) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

At least 300 killed in OLA firearm and artillery attack on villages in Wollega, Ethiopia, Saturday 18 June.

On Saturday 18 June, gunmen suspected to belong to the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) attacked villages in Gimbi, Wollega. Local witnesses suggest that between 260 and 320 civilians were killed.