Leading experts foresee up to 74,290 excess deaths in Gaza

The report by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Johns Hopkins University projects up to 74,290 excess deaths in Gaza under varying scenarios, emphasizing the critical need for improved healthcare, sanitation, and nutrition amid the Israel-Gaza conflict.

The impact of the 9/11 wars on Afghanistan and the physical health of its population

The article outlines the profound human and societal toll of the Afghanistan conflict, emphasizing the tragic loss of over 70,000 civilians, widespread mental health crises, the deteriorating state of healthcare, especially under Taliban rule, and the critical role of international aid in addressing one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises.

Understanding the human cost: BBC Verify offers up insights into civilian harm in Gaza

his article examines the severe human toll of the Gaza conflict as reported by BBC Verify, highlighting the staggering civilian casualties, particularly among women and children, and the complexities of casualty reporting in war zones.

AOAV signs joint letter by civil society organisations to Control Arms Export Committee regarding UK arms to Israel

A coalition of leading civil society organisations have penned a letter to both the Control Arms Export Committee (CAEC) and the Financial Times. The letter addresses the escalating violence in southern Gaza and the UK’s role in supplying arms to Israel.

Navigating the storm of news: how the ‘Angel of History’ can help us remember our humanity when faced with global conflict

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.

One year on: the shifting landscape of civilian protection and the Dublin Declaration

How protecting civilians from explosive weapon use in populated areas is never more urgent than now.

Explosive weapon use in populated areas: a UN briefing by Palestine outlines the grim reality of Gaza under bombardment

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.

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.

Tragedy Strikes Khartoum Market as Explosive Attack Claims Dozens of Lives

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.

NYT report on Darfur violence exposes frenzied Attacks and escalating humanitarian crisis

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.

High Court Dismisses CAAT’s Challenge to UK-Saudi Arms Trade; Yemeni Civilian Lives Continue to Hang in Balance

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.

Escalating violence in Gaza takes toll on innocent lives: AOAV calls for dialogue

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.