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.

DRC: 12 civilians killed and 20 injured in shell blasts on two encampments in North Kivu

On May 4th, twin shell blasts killed at least 12 civilians and injured 20 others in the Lac Vert and Mugunga camps near Goma, with the Congolese army blaming the M23 rebel group, which has denied involvement and accused Congolese forces.

Explosive Violence in April 2024

In April 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,034 deaths and injuries from 642 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 84% (2,542) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Oslo conference reaffirms global political commitment to addressing use of explosive weapons in populated areas

The first follow-up conference to the EWIPA Declaration in Oslo emphasized the urgent need for global collaboration to protect civilians in conflict zones, celebrated new endorsements, and outlined actionable recommendations for implementing the Declaration.

Implementing the Political Declaration on explosive weapons in populated areas: why engineering-perspectives on blast effects matter

In order to implement the Declaration, we need to understand the blast effects of what we are trying to protect people from. 

Explosive Violence Monitor: 2023

In 2023, AOAV recorded 47,476 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 73% of total casualties, with 34,791 civilian deaths and injuries.

How BAE Systems helped arm half the world: report and key findings

This report scrutinises the British arms manufacturer BAE Systems, focusing on its secretive client list including nations with questionable human rights records, and its pervasive global reach across almost every continent, especially in regions rife with conflict.

BAE Systems: their extensive global reach examined

This section focuses on BAE’s nation client list, showing just how widespread its sales are, touching every corner of the globe.

BAE Systems and human rights – a troubling relationship examined

BAE Systems has sold arms to numerous countries known for human rights violations, raising significant ethical concerns about the impact of its business practices on global human rights conditions.

BAE Systems: corrupt clientele and historic dodgy deals?

BAE Systems has engaged in arms deals with countries known for high levels of corruption, raising concerns about the integrity of its business practices and the role of corruption in the arms trade.
Historical corruption scandals involving BAE Systems underline the pervasive issue of corruption in arms deals, necessitating stricter anti-corruption measures and transparency in the industry.

BAE Systems: arming UK’s human rights priority countries?

BAE Systems has reportedly engaged in arms trade with several countries listed as human rights concerns by the UK, highlighting potential contradictions in the UK’s foreign policy and ethics in international arms trade.