AOAV speaks to Ieva Jusionyte about her book ‘Exit Wounds’ – a glimpse into the world of firearms smuggled south from the United States to Mexico and their reverberating effects

Dr Ieva Jusionyte, a legal and medical anthropologist at Brown University, discusses her book “Exit Wounds,” which explores how the smuggling of guns from the United States to Mexico contributes to violence and the migrant crisis, drawing on extensive research and fieldwork at the US-Mexico border.

Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 23 Feb, 23, 440 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 944 incidents; this includes some 19, 926 civilian casualties.

Wikileaks’s Iraq War Logs: Bodies of mutilated civilians dumped across Baghdad

The war logs reveal extensive violence in Iraq from 2004 to 2009, including tens of thousands of civilian murders, horrific torture methods, and mass graves, often targeting those associated with Coalition forces.

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.

A Disarming Debate: findings from a one day seminar

The report provides an overview of the conference ‘A Disarming Debate: Challenging Militarism in British Academia,’ which addressed concerns about the influence of the military-industrial complex on UK universities.

MSF Withdraws Medical Support from Las Anod General Hospital due to Escalating Violence

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has made the difficult decision to cease its medical services at Las Anod General Hospital in the Sool region of Somalia due to increasing violence and security incidents that have compromised the safety of patients and healthcare workers. The escalating attacks on the hospital have made it impossible for MSF to provide medical care, leaving the community with limited access to vital healthcare services.

Open letter urges UK Government to repatriate unlawfully detained British families from Northeast Syria

British Citizens subjected to cruel conditions and abandonment in dire circumstances

Escalating violence and civilian casualties in Sudan raise concerns of broadening conflict

Communal violence and escalating conflict between rival generals in Sudan, particularly in the far south and the restive Darfur region, have resulted in civilian deaths and raised concerns of a widening conflict across the country’s frontier regions.

Sudan death toll nears 100 as fighting rages and hospitals run short of supplies

At least 97 people have been killed and hundreds injured in Sudan as fighting between the military and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) escalates, disrupting daily life and straining hospitals, while the international community calls for an immediate ceasefire and a return to talks for a civilian-led government.

Escalating power struggle between Sudan’s military and paramilitary forces plunges Khartoum into chaos, threatens regional stability

A power struggle between Sudan’s military and the Rapid Support Forces has erupted in violence throughout Khartoum, resulting in civilian casualties and threatening both the country’s transition to civilian rule and regional stability.

“In our time, we’ve privileged the cleanliness of wars over not having them” – Samuel Moyn on whether the goal of making war less brutal is helping perpetuate war itself

Professor Samuel Moyn speaks about his new book, and the challenges of controlling and managing the humanization of war.

Is Ethiopia lurching towards civil war?

As Ethiopia’s prime minister deploys armed forces in the northern region of Tigray, AOAV examines the recent spike in violence there.