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

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20 Sep 2017 description

In August 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,173 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 70% (2,228) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 26 countries and territories last month. The five worst impacted countries were Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and Iraq according to civilian casualties.

15 Aug 2017 description

In July 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,314 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 68% (2,269) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 25 countries last month. The five worst impacted countries were Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, according to civilian casualties.

02 Aug 2017 description

Executive Summary

Recent years have seen a marked and rapid technological development in the capacity and availability of drones or ‘Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)’. And, as with so many technological advancements, it has not taken long before such drones have been employed by those who seek to spread terror. Today, with limited financial investment and minimal innovation, terror groups can use drones to gather information or – of more concern – to modify them for use as improvised guided weapon systems.

25 Jul 2017 description

In June 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,464 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 75% (1,842) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

This represents a 30% decrease in the number of civilians killed or injured compared to May 2017, when there were 2,649 civilian deaths and injuries.

20 Jul 2017 description

By Jennifer Dathan

In the first half of 2017, civilian deaths from air-launched explosive violence have risen by 44% compared to the same period in 2016, new figures reveal.

Within the first six months of 2017, UK-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has recorded at least 2,945 civilian deaths from air-launched explosives as reported in English language media. Of these deaths, 88% took place in populated areas, such as homes, markets, hospitals and schools.