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.
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV – which takes its sources from reputable English language media – has recorded up to the 27 June, 5,091 casualties from explosive weapon use across 574 incidents; this includes some 4,452 civilian casualties (2,080 killed, 2,372 injured).
From the 17 to the 24 of June, AOAV has recorded 93 incidents of explosive violence around the world, and 321 civilian casualties.
On Monday 20 June, 2 civilians were killed and 23 injured when a vehicle exploded in a busy market. Five Taliban members were also injured.
This post was originally published by INEW. States Agree on Final Text of Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons The text of the political declaration on the use of explosive weapons was finalized todayin Geneva with overwhelming support from states. A group of states have already expressed intentions to sign the declaration or […]
On Friday 17 June, at the UN Palais in Geneva, Ireland will present the final draft of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.
Casualty recording in Ukraine: what are the challenges and necessities of recording civilian casualties in the current war?
On Saturday 11 June, 11 labourers travelling towards agricultural lands near the village of Deir al-Adas were killed, and 34 were injured, when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine and blew up. Five children and three women are amongst the deceased.
A Human Rights Watch investigation found that four air and ground-launched attacks on the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, in March 2022, were in clear violation of the laws of war.
States, civil society, and international organisations will convene in Geneva on June 17 to finalize a landmark international agreement on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Research published this Thursday reveals exactly how pervasive the presence of Israeli jets and surveillance drones has been over the skies of Lebanon: over the last 15 years, new organisation AirPressure has recorded 22, 111 Israeli military aircraft violating Lebanese airspace.
In May 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,165 deaths and injuries from 418 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 76% (1, 641) of the deaths and injuries recorded.