“This should be seen as an atmosphere of violence” – AirPressure reveals the extent of Israeli incursions over Lebanon skies

Research published this Thursday reveals exactly how pervasive the presence of Israeli jets and surveillance drones has been over the skies of Lebanon: over the last 15 years, new organisation AirPressure has recorded 22, 111 Israeli military aircraft violating Lebanese airspace.

A short history of suicide bombing

This report offers a brief overview of the growth of the suicide bomber as a weapon of war, from sporadic early attempts, to the development of the situation we see today – where there are weekly incidents of suicide bombings around the world. For a more detailed review of the history of the suicide bomber, […]

Video: Syria’s shockwaves – A mental health crisis for victims of explosive violence

Video and photos: Nicole Tung/AOAV Sitting in an empty community hall in northern Lebanon, 36-year-old Rouba wipes her eyes on her headscarf as she tells how she was forced from her home in the Damascus countryside. “The bombing was getting worse and worse,” she relates. “We were very scared. Eventually we had to leave, an […]

Syria’s shockwaves: the consequences of explosive violence

In November 2013 AOAV was in Lebanon to meet with refugees who had survived and escaped the devastating explosive violence in Syria. Syria’s Shockwaves tells the stories of some of these people, every one of whom had witnessed someone die or be injured by a bomb, shell or rocket. Explosive weapons like artillery, mortars and air-dropped […]

Explosive Violence in February

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. This month there were more than 3,000 casualties of explosive violence (people killed […]

Explosive Violence in January

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. This month there were more than 3,000 casualties of explosive violence (people killed […]

Explosive Alert: Issue Four (28 January- 4 February 2014)

Every day civilians are killed and injured by explosive weapons, either the rockets and air-dropped bombs of a conventional military, or an improvised explosive device (IED). Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records the incidents of explosive violence as they happen around the world. Using English-language media sources, AOAV collects data on attacks, including on the […]

Explosive Alert: Issue One (1-14 January 2014)

Every day civilians are killed and injured by explosive weapons, either the rockets and air-dropped bombs of a conventional military, or an improvised explosive device (IED). Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records the incidents of explosive violence as they happen around the world. Using English-language media sources, AOAV collects data on attacks, including on the […]

Explosive Violence Monitor: 2013

Read the full report People killed or injured globallyTotal number of casualties: 37,693Total number of people killed: 12,980Total number of people injured: 24,713 CiviliansNumber of civilians killed: 9,037Number of civilians injured: 21,85682% of those killed or injured were civilians Armed ActorsNumber of armed actors killed: 3,943Number of armed actors injured: 2,857 Populated areasTotal number of […]

Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

Zeina Khodr

Zeina Khodr is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera who focuses on the Arab world, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Khodr has worked in the news industry for over 15 years, including posts at Al Jazeera’s online and Arabic language services, MBC, Emirates Dubai Television, the BBC’s World Service and CNN. Her reporting on the fall […]

Tony Birtley

Tony Birtley is a reporter for Al Jazeera. During his 30 year career, Birtley has covered conflicts in Lebanon, Palestine, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia and Bosnia, amongst others. In 1993 Birtley was the only journalist to report from the besieged Muslim enclave of Srebrenica in Bosnia, and in 2007 was the only international correspondent to enter […]