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Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displacement worldwide

Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displacement worldwide

May 16, 2016

The widespread use of explosive weapons in populated areas contributes to driving people and families from their homes in conflicts Read More

INEW Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit

INEW Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit

May 16, 2016

At the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul this May, states, NGOs and other stakeholders can make commitments Read More

Uphold the norms that safeguard humanity: INEW briefing paper for the World Humanitarian Summit

Uphold the norms that safeguard humanity: INEW briefing paper for the World Humanitarian Summit

May 3, 2016

The Core Commitments at the World Humanitarian Summit are an opportunity for states to renew their commitment to the protection Read More

Civilian casualties of explosive weapons increase again in 2015: New AOAV data

Civilian casualties of explosive weapons increase again in 2015: New AOAV data

April 27, 2016

Last year, at least 33,307 civilians were reported killed or injured by explosive weapons around the world, according to Action Read More

The threat posed by explosive weapons to sustainable development

The threat posed by explosive weapons to sustainable development

April 22, 2016

The negative interaction between violence and development, and the severe impacts of armed conflict in particular on economic, social and Read More

Human rights, aid in danger, arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, civilian protection in Afghanistan: research and advocacy round up

Human rights, aid in danger, arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, civilian protection in Afghanistan: research and advocacy round up

March 25, 2016

Over the past few months, new research and advocacy initiatives on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas have Read More

Explosive weapons with wide-area effects: New case studies on the severe harm cauased to civilians

Explosive weapons with wide-area effects: New case studies on the severe harm cauased to civilians

March 9, 2016

Stopping the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas is a humanitarian priority. INEW member Action Read More

UN agency and INEW call on humanitarian leaders to act on explosive weapons

UN agency and INEW call on humanitarian leaders to act on explosive weapons

March 4, 2016

In 2014, a group of humanitarian leaders and agencies called on parties to talks on Syria in Geneva to prioritise the Read More

Explosive weapons: a key humanitarian problem

Explosive weapons: a key humanitarian problem

February 9, 2016

Today, the UN Secretary-General released his report “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility” in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit. The Summit, Read More

More states support new standards on explosive weapons at UN debate

More states support new standards on explosive weapons at UN debate

January 27, 2016

On 19 January 2016, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Read More

INEW urges states to support the development of a political commitment on explosive weapons at UN debate

INEW urges states to support the development of a political commitment on explosive weapons at UN debate

January 18, 2016

On 19 January 2016 states will debate the protection of civilians in armed conflict at the UN Security Council. INEW Read More

Explosive weapons discussed at the International Conference of the Red Cross

Explosive weapons discussed at the International Conference of the Red Cross

December 15, 2015

On 9 December 2015 in Geneva, at the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the humanitarian Read More

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