In this report, Action on Armed Violence presents the findings from ten years’ worth of data (2011 – 2020) collected as part of AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitoring Project (EVMP).
In 2018, 236 minors were killed by airstrikes in Afghanistan. Another 256 were injured, leaving a total of 492 child casualties This was an 85% increase on the year before, resulting in a rate of four child casualties every three days.
A request asking how many airstrikes were conducted by the RAF over populated areas in Iraq and Syria has been rejected, with the MOD not holding “the information on the subject”.
Home Made Explosive (HME) has been used in military and commercial explosive engineering applications for over a millennium, but the last 50 years have seen it metastasize in IEDs.
IEDs were the primary cause of death for both UK and US militaries in the ‘War on Terror’. As a proportion of total force size, a UK soldier was twenty per cent more likely to be killed by an IED than their US counterpart.
An examination of the global use and harm of the Grad MLRS, through the prism of a single attack.
In 2019, 147 people were killed in Greater London. This report examines the gender, age, race and location of both those killed and those convicted of such deaths.
Of the 73 destinations that the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) lists as “subject to arms embargo, trade sanctions and other trade restrictions”, 58 have had approval to receive goods that fall under ‘military use exports’ between January 2015 and June 2020.
This category looks into militaries and militarism, with a focus on Great Britain. From how the UK became one of the world’s leading arms exporters, to why we continue to export to nations with serious human rights concerns, to investigations into the UK’s armed forces, it seeks to challenge the contradictions and failures of British militarism, and the failure of other nations militaries, today.
This is a list of all reports published by Action on Armed Violence
The impact of explosive violence on children is devastating and commonplace.? This section examines the short- and long-term effects of explosive weapon use on children around the world.
We know that when explosive weapons are used in populated areas over 90% of those killed or injured will be civilians. What is less known is the impact on men and women from such violence. AOAV here examines explosive violence in its different forms, looking especially at its gendered impact on communities
A brief summary of some of the major weapons types and their impact
AOAV examines the reverberating environmental impacts from the use of explosive weapons.
AOAV examines the reverberating impacts from the use of explosive weapons.
Since 2011, AOAV has been recording the global harm wrought by explosive weapons on civilians. Through monitoring English language media reports, we?demonstrate consistent patterns of harm arising from the use?of explosive violence, in particular their effects on civilian populations. These reports are issued annually with monthly updates.