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19 May 2017 description

In April 2017, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,888 deaths and injuries caused by explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media.

Civilians accounted for 62% (1,794) of these deaths and injuries.

This represents a slight decrease in the percentage of civilians killed or injured compared to March 2017. This is due to the rise in explosive violence targeting armed actors, such as state militaries and police.

15 May 2017 description

2016 worst year for civilian deaths from explosive violence recorded in the last six years.

Since 2011, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has been recording the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media.

In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world. As with previous years, civilians bore the burden of this explosive violence. Of those harmed, 70% were reported to be civilians – 32,088.

04 May 2017 description

1. Introduction

The sharp rise in the number of suicide bombings over the last few years is incontestable. 1982 – the year of the Hezbollah attack on the Tyre headquarters of the Israeli army – is often cited as the beginning of the ‘modern age’ of suicide bombings, but the relatively limited activities of the 80s and 90s cannot compare with the current scope of the problem. Before 2000, no year saw more than 22 suicide attacks worldwide. In 2015, there were at least 600.

21 Apr 2017 description

Last month, March 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,053 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 79% (2,402) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 22 countries in March. The top five worst impacted countries were Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan, according to civilian casualties from explosive violence.

07 Apr 2017 description

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. February 2017, saw at least 2,941 casualties of explosive violence (people killed and injured). Civilians made up 70% of all the people who were recorded killed or injured around the world by explosive weapons in February.

The five most impacted countries/territories in February were: Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.


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26 Apr 2017 description
job Closing date: 31 May 2017 Action on Armed Violence

Do you want to investigate the murky world of UK arms trade deals? Does the idea of selling arms to countries with poor human rights records concern you? Then this 12 month role could be right up your street. It would require you to produce a comprehensive report on the UK’s arms trade since 2010, seeking to shine a light on political lobbying,