Ethiopia: 30 killed, 18 injured in Ethiopian air strike on passenger truck near Sasit, Amhara

On Monday 19 Feb, at least 30 civilians were killed and 18 injured when an Ethiopian drone struck a truck while it was dropping off passengers near Sasit, Amhara.

Pakistan: 30 people killed in twin bombings on election offices in Balochistan, 7 Feb 2024

In a continuation of the surge in violence Pakistan has experienced in the build-up to elections on February 8th, two IED attacks on political offices killed up to 30 people, and injured at least 40 more on February 7th.

Myanmar: three years of a devastating, under-reported war

The conflict in Myanmar resulted in 2,164 reported civilian casualties from explosive weapons in 2023, including 745 fatalities. This represents a 121% and 155% increase in casualties and deaths, respectively, over 2022.

DRC: At least 19 civilians killed in clashes between the army and M23 rebels in Mweso, North Kivu

On Thursday 25th Jan, at least 19 civilians were killed and up to 27 injured in Mweso, North Kivu.

UNGA adopts draft resolution ‘Countering the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices’

On 11 October, the UNGA voted in a draft resolution on Countering the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices. Building on resolutions and decisions going back to 2015, the resolution is a response to the “devastation caused by the increasing use of IEDs,” notably by non-state actors. 

10 people killed and 77 injured in rocket attack on IDP settlements in Idlib, Syria, 6 Nov

On 6 November, 10 people were killed and 77 injured in rocket attacks on IDP camps near Kafr Jales, Idlib.