Lanao del Sur: 4 civilians killed, 50 injured in IS IED attack during Mass at Mindanao State University, Marawi, the Philippines, 3 Dec

Four people were killed and 50 injured in an Islamic State attack on a student Mass in Marawi, Lanao del Sur

Tribunal challenges UK Ministry of Defence’s transparency on civilian casualties in military campaigns

The Ministry of Defence faces legal scrutiny for insufficient oversight and transparency in monitoring civilian casualties in its military operations against Islamic State.

Une Décennie de Grandes Pertes Civiles Due à des Engins Explosifs Improvisés (EEI)

AOAV a mené une étude complète examinant les 100 événements les plus meurtriers pour les civils causés par des EEI dans le monde entier entre 2013 et 2022.

Explosive Violence in July 2023

In July 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,694 deaths and injuries from 552 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 70% (1,886) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Pakistan: 54 killed and at least 130 injured in ISIS-K suicide attack at an election rally, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

On Sunday 31 July, 54 people were killed and over 130 injured at a political rally organised by supporters of the hardline Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) party in Khar.

AOAV submits evidence to Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry: The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy

AOAV’s written evidence submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry: The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy

Iraq: the ongoing legacy of an illegal war

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War, AOAV looks back at the war’s continuing legacy on civilian harm from explosive weapon use in the country. 

The true price of Syrian desert truffles is blood: a story of delicacies, landmines and destruction

In Hama city market, desert truffles can sell for up to $5 and $10 a kilo, but their true price is higher still.

Explosive Violence in February 2023

In February 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,155 deaths and injuries from 469 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 53% (1,133) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Case studies: the Taliban – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 10

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from explosive weapons in Aghanistan.

Explosive Violence in January 2023

In January 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,211 deaths and injuries from 524 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 50% (1,614) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Kabul, Afghanistan: 20 killed and 40 injured in ISIS-K suicide attack, 11 Jan

20 people were killed and 40 injured in an ISIS-K suicide attack in Kabul, on 11 January 2023.