ALERT – Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) releases its 6th annual report on the use of explosive weapons

ALERT – Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) releases its 6th annual report on the use of explosive weapons

Posted by: on May 15, 2017 | No Comments

According to this last report, 45,624 people were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2016. 70% of the victims were civilians.

ALERT – 4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

ALERT – 4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Posted by: on Apr 4, 2017 | No Comments

2015 saw a record increase in the number of casualties of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), up 75% from 2014. The vast majority of people killed and injured in these attacks were civilians.

ALERT – Syria: A country in crisis for six years

ALERT – Syria: A country in crisis for six years

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2017 | No Comments

March 15th marks the sixth anniversary of the Syrian crisis. Since 2011, more than 300,000 Syrians have died and one million have been injured. Close to 5 million people have fled the country and 6.5 million have been internally displaced.

ALERT – Syria : Handicap International-supported hospital impacted by an airstrike

ALERT – Syria : Handicap International-supported hospital impacted by an airstrike

Posted by: on Feb 15, 2017 | No Comments

A Handicap International-supported hospital in the governorate of Dar’a (South Syria) was indirectly hit by an airstrike on the evening of the 13th of February. Several staff members are injured and the building is partially damaged.