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15 Jan 2016 description

In recent years, the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has been a key cause of harm to civilians and one that requires urgent international attention. Over 32,000 civilians were reported killed or injured in 2014 by explosive weapons, according to Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), a founding member of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW), a number that has been increasing year on year for the last four years.

02 Mar 2012 description

Countries affected by explosive violence in January

Iraq

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were responsible for a high number of the civilian casualties recorded by the EVMP in January. IEDs caused 75% of the recorded civilian casualties of explosive violence. This is a significant increase compared with the overall percentage of civilians who the EVMP recorded killed or injured by IEDs during 2011 (55%).

20 Jun 2011 description

Total explosive violence incidents ....................... 127
Incidents in populated areas. ................................ 61
Total casualties ................................................ 1,430
Total injured ....................................................... 834
Total killed ......................................................... 596
Civilian casualties ......................................942 (66%)
Total civilians injured ......................................... 627
Total civilians killed ............................................ 315

15 Jun 2011 description

Total explosive violence incidents: 135
Incidents in populated areas: 66
Total casualties: 1,734 Total injured: 1,105
Total killed: 629
Civilian iii casualties: 1,127 (65%)
Total civilians injured: 864 Total civilians killed: 263 % of casualties in populated areas are civilians: 80% % of casualties in other areas are civilians: 46%

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