AOAV
Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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12 Apr 2018 description

2017 saw a 38% increase in civilian deaths from explosive violence, new report finds

As the U.S. and the U.K. appear to be gearing up for more air-strikes over Syria, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) releases today its findings from its analysis of explosive weapon harm as seen in 2017. Last year, AOAV recorded 42,972 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world, as reported in English language media.

22 Mar 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan on 21 Mar 2018

On Wednesday, March 21st 2018, at least 29 were killed and 52 injured in a suicide bomb attack near a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, as crowds gathered to celebrate the start of Nowruz, the New Year festival.

The Islamic State claimed the bombing, which targeted the crowd of Shias attending the celebrations at the Sakhi shrine – one of the largest in the city.

Many young people who had been celebrating were amongst the casualties.

19 Mar 2018 description

In February 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 4,228 deaths and injuries from 358 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 82% (3,466) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 97% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 22% in other areas.

19 Feb 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan

On Friday evening, February 16th 2018, three suicide bombers killed at least 20 people, whilst another 70 people were wounded in a fish market in Konduga, northeastern Nigeria.

The market in Konduga is about 20km from Maiduguri centre, in Borno.

10 Feb 2018 description

In the first month of 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,609 deaths and injuries from 400 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 72% (2,585) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 88% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 24% in other areas.