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31 May 2017 description
So far this year, 88% of all civilian casualties from explosive violence in Afghanistan have been caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The impact of such devices has been increasing since 2013.
27 Apr 2016 description
Highest numbers of casualties recorded in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, followed by Nigeria and Afghanistan and the biggest rise seen in Turkey, said Action on Armed Violence in the latest report.
22 Sep 2015 description
Yemen is the worst country for civilian deaths and injuries from explosive weapon use in the first seven months of 2015, says a new publication from Action on Armed Violence and OCHA.
16 Apr 2014 description
The reports show that neither the UN, nor most states, systematically record and analyse data on the casualties of conflict, despite the evidenced benefits for improved humanitarian response.
24 Oct 2012 description
Nations Should Step Up ‘Humanitarian Disarmament’ 31 Groups Urge More Protection for Civilians From Armed Violence (New York, October 24, 2012) – Governments should increase efforts to achieve strong disarmament initiatives driven by humanitarian concerns, Human Rights Watch and 30 other...
27 Mar 2012 description
New data shows civilians bore brunt of bombings in 2011 (London, 27 March 2012) UK organisation Action on Armed Violence released a report today which shows that in 2011, 84% of casualties from bombings in populated areas were civilians. The report analyses 2,522 incidents of explosive weapons use...