Briefing note: Explosive weapons use in Yemen, 2014-2023

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) presents a briefing note on the impact of air strikes in Yemen over the past ten years (2014-2023).

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.

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.

Selling Death: how arms manufacturers put a positive spin on weapons production

In 2021, $592 billion were made in sales by the 100 largest arms companies around the world. AOAV analysed the marketing techniques used on the websites of 25 of the world’s largest weapons producers.

63% of small boat migrants in Q1 2023 come from countries most impacted by global explosive violence in 2022

Of the 3,793 migrants detected crossing the English channel in small boats, 63% (2,380) come from countries which were among the fifteen worst impacted for civilian casualties from the use of explosive weapons in 2022. 

Britain’s Special Forces on service in at least 19 countries since 2011

The UK’s Special Forces have been reported on operations in almost twenty countries in just over 10 years. Here we outline why this might be concern.

UK Ministry of Defence reveals Defence Loan Service Personnel expenditure

Data on costs associated with Defence Loan Service Personnel to 85 countries, including human rights priority nations, reveal global cost of up to £40m in 2022.

Explosive Violence in March 2023

In March 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,583 deaths and injuries from 513 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 57% (1,467) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

UK arms exports to Yemen (2012-2022)

This report examines the UK arms export to Yemen 2012-2022

Save the Children report exposes Yemen’s deadly legacy: explosive ordnances’ impact on children

Save the Children’s report reveals that the ongoing conflict in Yemen has left a deadly legacy of explosive ordnance, including landmines, resulting in over 11,000 Yemeni children being killed or maimed since the beginning of the war, with an alarming increase in child casualties caused by explosive ordnance between January 2018 and November 2022.

Case studies: Saudi Arabia in Yemen – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 8

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from Saudi Arabian explosive weapons in Yemen.

Why the UK should stop arming Saudi Arabia

Oxfam report accuses UK of arming Saudi-led coalition in Yemen despite evidence of IHL violations; CAAT lawsuit launched to end arms sales, temporary halt in 2019 overruled in 2020, leading to public criticism and questioning of trade deals vs human rights.