The article discusses the overwhelming impact of news about global violence and conflicts, emphasizing the importance of empathy and a balanced perspective in the face of tragedies like those in Gaza, Ukraine, and Israel, and drawing inspiration from Paul Klee’s “Angelus Novus” as a metaphor for understanding history and humanity amidst chaos.
How protecting civilians from explosive weapon use in populated areas is never more urgent than now.
The recent briefing for the Signatories of the Political Declaration on EWIPA and other stakeholders highlighted the dire humanitarian crisis and alleged war crimes in occupied Palestine, particularly in Gaza, under intense Israeli bombardment.
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.
At least 35 individuals lost their lives and more than 60 were injured as an explosive attack devastated a crowded market in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.
Gunmen, supported by paramilitary forces, unleashed a frenzied attack in El Geneina, Darfur, killing at least 280 people over two days, amid a backdrop of failed truce agreements and suspended peace talks, leading to a catastrophic situation with mass displacement, destroyed markets, and shuttered health facilities.
The UK High Court ruled against the Campaign Against Arms Trade’s (CAAT) judicial review, allowing the UK Government to continue licensing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread concerns of humanitarian law violations in Yemen.
Amidst Israeli airstrikes and Palestinian militant attacks in the Gaza Strip, escalating violence claims lives, heightening civilian casualties, and underscoring the urgent need for a lasting solution.
The escalating conflict in Sudan, driven by a power struggle between military factions, threatens regional stability and requires urgent international efforts to broker peace and prevent a deepening humanitarian crisis.
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.
This report examines the UK arms export to Yemen 2012-2022
Oxfam report accuses UK of arming Saudi-led coalition in Yemen despite evidence of IHL violations; CAAT lawsuit launched to end arms sales, temporary halt in 2019 overruled in 2020, leading to public criticism and questioning of trade deals vs human rights.