Afghanistan: eight children killed in ERW blasts over past week

UNICEF has announced that at least eight children lost their lives due to unexploded ordnance throughout Afghanistan last week.

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.

How to Address the Harms from IEDs

In this paper, we explore these four recommendations, show evidence that they are at the core of addressing the IED threat and offer ways forward for the EOD community.

Explosive Violence in July 2022

In July 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,353 deaths and injuries from 367 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 76% (1,799) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Two attacks leave at least 20 dead and 19 injured in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, 27 July. 

On Wednesday 27 July, two explosive attacks in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region resulted in the death of 20 people and the injury of 19. 

11 agricultural labourers killed, 34 injured in landmine explosion, Daraa Governorate, Syria

On Saturday 11 June, 11 labourers travelling towards agricultural lands near the village of Deir al-Adas were killed, and 34 were injured, when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine and blew up. Five children and three women are amongst the deceased.

IS and IS-Affiliated Explosive Violence in 2022 in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

In 2022, 27 incidents have been attributed to IS and IS-affiliated groups in English language reporting, resulting in 172 civilian casualties recorded by AOAV (41 killed and 131 injured). Nine of those incidents (33%) have taken place in April, and account for 78% (134) of recorded civilian casualties of IS and IS-affiliated violence in 2022 so far.