US retaliates with airstrikes on 85 targets in Iraq and Syria after deadly drone attack

In response to a drone attack in Jordan that killed three American soldiers, the US has launched airstrikes on 85 targets across Iraq and Syria.

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.

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.

UK government faces legal challenge over MOD refusal to detail civilian harm

The upcoming tribunal challenging the UK Ministry of Defence’s refusal to disclose details on civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria marks a crucial moment for military transparency, with Airwars advocating for openness akin to that of the US and Dutch governments.

Explosive Violence in October 2023

In October 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 8,047 deaths and injuries from 993 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 84% (6,748) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

A Decade of Mass Civilian Casualty Events from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

AOAV’s report documents the profound impact of the 100 deadliest IED attacks over the past decade, indicating a pressing need for global policy change to address the ongoing threat.

Une Décennie de Grandes Pertes Civiles Due à des Engins Explosifs Improvisés (EEI)

AOAV a mené une étude complète examinant les 100 événements les plus meurtriers pour les civils causés par des EEI dans le monde entier entre 2013 et 2022.

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.

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.

Asylum Seekers in the UK: Escaping the World’s Deadliest Zones

Recent data from Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) coupled with records from Care4Calais shed light on the acute dangers that many asylum seekers coming to the UK face in their homelands.

Explosive Violence in August 2023

In August 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,877 deaths and injuries from 576 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 63% (1,801) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Explosive Violence in July 2023

In July 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,694 deaths and injuries from 552 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 70% (1,886) of the deaths and injuries recorded.