Israeli shrapnel weapons causing severe injuries to Gaza children, say doctors

The Guardian details how dforeign doctors report that Israeli weapons packed with shrapnel are causing devastating injuries to children in Gaza, with severe internal damage and high rates of amputations.

AOAV’s data briefing in the surge of armed violence in Sudan, with a focus on air strikes, and its underlying causes

Since April 2023, Sudan has experienced a troubling surge in violence, heavily impacting civilians through explosive incidents and air strikes, largely driven by a complex internal power struggle within the country’s military leadership. Here AOAV unpicks the data.

Urgent investigation needed as fighting takes heavy toll on civilians in Las Anod, Somaliland

Amnesty International reports indiscriminate attacks causing civilian casualties and displacement in Las Anod, Somaliland, and calls for an independent investigation, accountability, and access to humanitarian aid amid a crisis compounded by drought.

Sudan death toll nears 100 as fighting rages and hospitals run short of supplies

At least 97 people have been killed and hundreds injured in Sudan as fighting between the military and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) escalates, disrupting daily life and straining hospitals, while the international community calls for an immediate ceasefire and a return to talks for a civilian-led government.

Human Rights Watch finds Russian strikes killed scores of civilians in Chernihiv, Ukraine

A Human Rights Watch investigation found that four air and ground-launched attacks on the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, in March 2022, were in clear violation of the laws of war.

Russian bombings of hospitals and healthcare

Since 2015, AOAV has recorded 12 incidents of Russian bombings of hospitals, resulting in 124 civilian casualties, 45 of whom were killed and 79 injured.