Introduction – explosive weaponsExplosive weapons are weapons that use high explosive to project blast and / or fragmentation from a point of detonation. Common types of explosive weapons include artillery, mortars and air-dropped bombs as well as landmines and improvised explosive devices.
Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with wide area effects
In conflicts all over the world – in countries such as Syria, Ukraine and Yemen – the use of explosive weapons like mortars and rockets in populated areas is a major cause of humanitarian harm and civilians casualties. Against the... Read more
Banned cluster munitions, UN blacklisting and £1bn of explosive weapon sales
Saudi-led bombing in Yemen, and the UK Recent developments and revelations regarding the actions of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen leave the UK government with a number of serious questions to answer about its policies and practice – including regarding... Read more
Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displacement worldwide
The widespread use of explosive weapons in populated areas contributes to driving people and families from their homes in conflicts across the world, as well as to preventing their return. Bombing and bombardment causes high levels of death, injury and... Read more