Explosive Violence in January 2024

In January 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 5,612 deaths and injuries from 757 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 85% (4,783) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

 Myanmar: Potentially War Crime-Inducing Advanced Blast Attack Results in Over 160 Fatalities

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) echoes the urgent call of Human Rights Watch, condemning the Myanmar military’s use of “thermobaric” munitions in an attack on a civilian-populated area, an act that is potentially a war crime and resulted in the tragic loss of over 160 lives.

Over 80 killed in airstrike on a concert in Hpakant, Myanmar, 24 Oct

At least 80 people were killed and around 100 injured when military jets attacked Kachin state’s Kansi village on 24 October

9 children among 11 civilians killed in Myanmar military attacks in Shan State and Sagaing, 16 Sept.

On 16 September 2022, Myanmar’s military killed 11 civilians and injured 30. Nine of the deceased are children, as are 14 of the injured.