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

As of 8 December 2023, AOAV has recorded 9, 674 civilian casualties (6, 840 killed, 2, 834 injured) of explosive weapons use in the OPT in the course of Operation Swords of Iron.

Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 8 Dec, 21, 374 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 444 incidents; this includes some 18, 027 civilian casualties.

Kaduna: 85 civilians killed, 66 injured in mistaken Nigerian air strike during religious celebrations in Tudun Biri village, 3 Dec.

At least 85 civilians were killed and 66 injured in a Nigerian air strike on Tudun Biri village.

Lanao del Sur: 4 civilians killed, 50 injured in IS IED attack during Mass at Mindanao State University, Marawi, 3 Dec

Four people were killed and 50 injured in an Islamic State attack on a student Mass in Marawi, Lanao del Sur

Explosive Violence in October 2023

In October 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 8,047 deaths and injuries from 993 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 84% (6,748) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Une Décennie de Grandes Pertes Civiles Due à des Engins Explosifs Improvisés (EEI)

AOAV a mené une étude complète examinant les 100 événements les plus meurtriers pour les civils causés par des EEI dans le monde entier entre 2013 et 2022.

Media coverage of individual Gaza strikes only capturing one third of all deaths, AOAV finds 

An analysis of English language reporting of the explosive violence in Gaza and Israel by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has revealed that media coverage may only capture a third of the actual civilian deaths from specific explosive incidents in Gaza.

India: 3 civilians killed, over 50 injured in IED explosion at a Jehovah’s Witnesses meeting in Kerala, 29 Oct

On 29 October, 3 civilians were killed and 50 injured in a remote detonated IED explosion at a Jehovah’s Witnesses meeting in Kalamassery, Kerala

INEW: Open letter to states that have endorsed the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) addressed an open letter to the 83 states that endorsed the Political Declaration, signed in November 2022, to strengthen the protection of civilians from the humanitarian consequences of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Explosive Violence Monitor: 13 to 19 October 2023

From 13 to 19 October 2023, AOAV has recorded 217 incidents of explosive violence around the world, and 1,619 civilian casualties.

Sudan: 11 civilians killed, 90 injured by artillery shelling in Omdurman, Khartoum

On October 5th, 2023, heavy artillery killed at least 11 civilians and injured 90 in Omdurman’s Karari neighbourhood.

Myanmar: 29 civilians killed in likely air strike on IDP camp, Kachin

On October 10th, 29 civilians were killed and 57 injured when an IDP camp in Kachin state was bombed.