The Explosive Weapons Monitor is a civil society initiative that conducts research and analysis on harms from and practices of explosive weapon use in populated areas for the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW).


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Running annual civilian casualty count 2024


Monthly update on Explosive Weapons use

Casualties

Populated areas

Incidents

528

Deaths

1018 civilians

120 armed actors

Injuries

1366 civilians

60 armed actors

Unpopulated areas

Incidents

114

Deaths

55 civilians

199 armed actors

Injuries

103 civilians

113 armed actors

Impact on civilians

Populated areas

93 % of civilians killed and injured in a populated area

Unpopulated areas

34 % of civilians killed and injured in a unpopulated area

Monthly incidents by country

0

1-5

6–10

11–50

51–100

> 100

Affected countries in April 2024

Afghanistan

April 2024

Armenia

April 2024

Azerbaijan

April 2024

Cameroon

April 2024

Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 2024

Ethiopia

April 2024

India

April 2024

Iraq

April 2024

Israel

April 2024

Kenya

April 2024

Lebanon

April 2024

Mali

April 2024

Myanmar

April 2024

Niger

April 2024

Nigeria

April 2024

Occupied Palestinian Territories

April 2024

Pakistan

April 2024

Philippines

April 2024

Russia

April 2024

Somalia

April 2024

Sudan

April 2024

Syria

April 2024

Thailand

April 2024

Ukraine

April 2024

Yemen

April 2024


Annual count

Recorded casualties

May ’23 Sept ’23 Civilian deaths and injuries Armed actors deaths and injuries Feb ’23 Mar ’23 Apr ’23 June ’23 July ’23 Aug ’23 6,500 6,000 5,500 5,000 4,500 4,000 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 Oct ’23 Nov ’23 Dec ’23 Jan ’24

Recorded incidents affecting aid access, education and healthcare

300 275 250 225 200 175 150 125 100 75 50 25 0 Aid access Education Healthcare May ’23 Sept ’23 Feb ’23 Mar ’23 Apr ’23 June ’23 July ’23 Aug ’23 Oct ’23 Nov ’23 Dec ’23 Jan ’24