122% rise in global civilian fatalities from explosive weapons in 2023: a year of harm reviewed

The latest global explosive violence monitor report from AOAV reveals a disturbing surge in civilian fatalities and incidents of explosive weapon use globally in 2023, with a 122% rise in global civilian fatalities compared to the previous year.

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.

Ukraine: 52 killed in Russian missile strike on wake in Hroza, Kharkiv

On Thursday 5th October, a Russian Iskander missile struck a wake in Hroza village, Kharkiv, killing up to 52 people.

17 killed and 32 injured in Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv, Ukraine, 17-18 Aug

From 17 to 18 Aug, Russian missile strikes on residential neighbourhoods in Kharkiv killed 17 civilians and injured 32.

Explosive Violence in July 2022

In July 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,353 deaths and injuries from 367 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 76% (1,799) of the deaths and injuries recorded.