Explosive Violence in April 2024

In April 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,034 deaths and injuries from 642 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 84% (2,542) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Explosive Violence Monitor: 2023

In 2023, AOAV recorded 47,476 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 73% of total casualties, with 34,791 civilian deaths and injuries.

Explosive Violence in March 2024

In March 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 4,156 deaths and injuries from 693 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 86% (3,572) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

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.

Howard G. Buffett talks to AOAV about high-impact philanthropy in conflict zones such as Ukraine

In this interview with AOAV’s executive director, Howard G. Buffett, with over two decades at the helm of his foundation, tells us how his focus is on conflict and post-conflict areas, with an emphasis on agriculture and food security.

Explosive Violence in December 2023

In December 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 7,003 deaths and injuries from 768 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 88% (6,191) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Explosive Violence: Projections for 2024

In the midst of unprecedented civilian harm from explosive weapons, AOAV sets out its predictions for 2024, for the Forum on Arms Trade.

122% rise in global civilian fatalities from explosive weapons in 2023: a year of harm reviewed

The latest global explosive violence monitor report from AOAV reveals a disturbing surge in civilian fatalities and incidents of explosive weapon use globally in 2023, with a 122% rise in global civilian fatalities compared to the previous year.

Explosive Violence Monitor: 13 to 19 October 2023

From 13 to 19 October 2023, AOAV has recorded 217 incidents of explosive violence around the world, and 1,619 civilian casualties.

Sudan: 11 civilians killed, 90 injured by artillery shelling in Omdurman, Khartoum

On October 5th, 2023, heavy artillery killed at least 11 civilians and injured 90 in Omdurman’s Karari neighbourhood.

Explosive Violence in September 2023

In September 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,186 deaths and injuries from 539 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 63% (2,007) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

AOAV’s data briefing in the surge of armed violence in Sudan, with a focus on air strikes, and its underlying causes

Since April 2023, Sudan has experienced a troubling surge in violence, heavily impacting civilians through explosive incidents and air strikes, largely driven by a complex internal power struggle within the country’s military leadership. Here AOAV unpicks the data.