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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.


INEW briefing note for states ahead of the 18 November informal consultation on an EWIPA political declaration

November 15, 2019

Towards a political declaration to address the harm from explosive weapons in
populated areas: Key issues ahead of the informal consultation in Geneva on 18 November 2019

INEW briefing on protecting civilians from explosive weapons, October 2019

October 17, 2019

INEW briefing on protecting civilians EWIPA UNGA2019

© IHH Humanitarian Relief Fondation

Elements for a declaration on explosive weapons

October 1, 2019

Elements of a political declaration to prevent harm.
Photo: Children in Azaz, Aleppo governorate in Syria (© IHH Humanitarian Relief Fondation

A declaration to prevent harm

September 24, 2019

A declaration to prevent harm – Sept 2019

INEW bulletin #26

July 31, 2019

INEW bulletin #26

AOAV research on the challenges of conflict reporting

July 31, 2019

The challenges of conflict reporting – when injuries from explosive weapons don’t make the news

AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor – 2018

June 10, 2019

This 2018 report presents the findings of the eighth consecutive year of Action on Armed Violence’s (AOAV) Explosive Violence Monitoring Project (EVMP). The EVMP tracks the impact of explosive weapon use worldwide as reported in the English language media.

INEW joins joint NGO statement on protection of civilians

May 23, 2019

Joint NGO statement on protection of civilians   Photo: © UNHCR/Susan Schulman

Blast Injuries

May 17, 2019

In 2017 nearly a fifth of all children were living close to conflict – with 142 million children living near areas of intense fighting. These children are more at risk of harm than any generation since the end of the Cold War. The number of verified incidents of all six grave violations against children in war – as identified by the United Nations – continues to increase, with the reported number tripling since 2010.

INEW briefing paper on the protection of civilians

May 3, 2019

INEW briefing paper on the protection of civilians – May 2019

Reverberating Effects of Explosive Weapons in Syria

February 21, 2019

The use of explosive weapons, particularly in populated areas, causes wide-spread and long-term harm to civilians. Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has been monitoring casualties from the use of explosive weapons around the globe since 2010. So extreme has such harm been in Syria in recent years that, by the end of 2017, Syria had overtaken Iraq as the country most impacted by explosive violence since our monitor began.

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