Ukraine: one killed and 55 injured in missile strike on Kremenchuk, Poltava

On September 22, 2023, a missile attack in Kremenchuk, Ukraine by Russian forces resulted in one death and 55 injuries, including six children, with AOAV recording a total of 16,852 civilian casualties from explosive weapons in Ukraine since February 24, 2022.

10 killed and 20 injured in IED explosion near a football stadium, Baghdad, Iraq 29 Oct

10 people were killed and over 20 injured in east Baghdad, on Saturday 29 Oct, when an IED planted underneath a vehicle detonated and caused a nearby gas tanker to explode.

20 people killed and 300 injured in armed clashes outside Iraq’s Republican Palace, 29-30 Aug.

20 people were killed and around 300 injured during clashes in Baghdad’s Green Zone.

Explosive Violence in June 2022

In June 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,442 deaths and injuries from 399 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 71% (1,730) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Beyond Ukraine: since 24 February 2022, non-state actors have caused 70% of civilian casualties of explosive violence in populated areas

While Europe’s media hones in on the devastating conflict in Ukraine, parallel conflicts involving state and non-state actors go under-reported and forgotten. AOAV’s data shows that, as Ukraine burns, the world is still on fire – and civilians still suffer the brunt of explosive violence everywhere.

Invasion of Ukraine sees 90% increase in ground-launched explosive weapons in towns and cities – new research

A shift to Russian ground-launched weapons in towns and cities a major feature of current Ukrainian war compared to previous conflict, AOAV’s new analysis shows