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Below, materials from INEW members and others document and analyse the impact of explosive weapons and give technical, policy and legal analysis of the problem – and its solutions.


PAX and Airwars – “Seeing through the Rubble” report

October 26, 2020

This report demonstrates the dire and long-lasting impact on civilians of the recent international coalition’s campaign in Mosul, Raqqa and Hawijah and calls for stronger international commitment against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Human Rights Watch – “‘Targeting Life in Idlib’: Syrian and Russian Strikes on Civilian Infrastructure”

October 15, 2020

This report documents 46 ground and air attacks by Syrian and Russian forces on civilian infrastructure in Idlib from April 2019-March 2020, most of which appeared to involve explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas.

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee

October 13, 2020

Statement by INEW to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, delivered by Ms. Mahpekay Sidiqi, 13 October 2020

INEW bulletin #30 – Explosive Weapons & Coronavirus, Conflict Over Nagorno-Karabakh, and the UN General Assembly

October 7, 2020

INEW’s latest bulletin with key developments, past and upcoming events, research, policy and advocacy news on explosive weapons issues.

INEW bulletin #29 – Explosive Weapons Data, Yemen’s Conflict & Upcoming Events

September 10, 2020

INEW’s latest bulletin includes new data on explosive weapons, plus commentary on Yemen’s conflict and recent events
Image: REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor – 2019

September 7, 2020

In this report, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) presents the 2019 findings from the Explosive Violence Monitoring Project (EVMP) – the ninth consecutive year of the monitor. The EVMP tracks the impact of explosive weapon use worldwide as reported in English-language media.

INEW bulletin #28

August 6, 2020

INEW bulletin #28 with key developments, past and upcoming events, research, policy and advocacy news on explosive weapons issues.
Image © Moises Saman/Magnum

Blast injury: the reverberating health consequences from the use of explosive weapons

July 10, 2020

AOAV’s latest report seeks to analyse, summarise and expand on into the specific health impacts of explosive weapons on their direct and indirect victims.

The Broken Land: a review of the environmental impact of explosive weapons

July 3, 2020

A report on the environmental impacts of explosive weapons.

Death Sentence to Civilians: The Long-Term Impact of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas in Yemen

June 12, 2020

A new HI study on the reverberating effects of explosive weapons in Yemen.

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