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.
UN Agenda for Disarmament highlights need for action on impact of explosive weapons
In his speech and report to launch the new agenda for disarmament , “Securing our Common Future – An Agenda for Disarmament”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlines the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons – particularly those... Read more
Weapons choice in Syria and Iraq has devastating impact on civilians
In early 2018, the opposition-stronghold of Eastern Ghouta came under heavy bombardment – including artillery shelling, mortar fire, airstrikes – by Russian and Syrian regime forces, the latter having reportedly also used chemical weapons. Several INEW members have reported on... Read more
Important UN study released on military policies and practice to limit harm from expl...
Reducing the humanitarian impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a key priority for the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), civil society and an increasing number of states. The current and... Read more