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.

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.

Explosive Violence in January 2024

In January 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 5,612 deaths and injuries from 757 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 85% (4,783) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Pakistan: 30 people killed in twin bombings on election offices in Balochistan, 7 Feb 2024

In a continuation of the surge in violence Pakistan has experienced in the build-up to elections on February 8th, two IED attacks on political offices killed up to 30 people, and injured at least 40 more on February 7th.

Ukraine: uncovering the devastation of Mariupol

The report “‘Our City Was Gone’: Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol, Ukraine” by Human Rights Watch, Truth Hounds, and SITU Research documents the extensive civilian and infrastructural damage caused by the Russian military assault on Mariupol in 2022, calling for accountability for apparent war crimes.

Myanmar: three years of a devastating, under-reported war

The conflict in Myanmar resulted in 2,164 reported civilian casualties from explosive weapons in 2023, including 745 fatalities. This represents a 121% and 155% increase in casualties and deaths, respectively, over 2022.

DRC: At least 19 civilians killed in clashes between the army and M23 rebels in Mweso, North Kivu

On Thursday 25th Jan, at least 19 civilians were killed and up to 27 injured in Mweso, North Kivu.

Ukraine: 27 killed and 25 injured in artillery attack on market, Donetsk

On Sunday 21st January, at least 27 civilians were killed and 25 injured when a busy market and shopping area in Donetsk was bombed with artillery shells.

Briefing note: Explosive weapons use in Yemen, 2014-2023

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) presents a briefing note on the impact of air strikes in Yemen over the past ten years (2014-2023).

Explosive Violence in December 2023

In December 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 7,003 deaths and injuries from 768 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 88% (6,191) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Myanmar: 17 civilians killed, 20 injured in air strike on Kanan village, Sagaing

On Sunday 7 January, 17 people were killed and 20 injured in an air strike on Kanan village, in Sagaing.