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.
Report: Protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
Over the last ten years, the pattern of harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has become a central humanitarian policy concern. Relentless bombardment of towns and cities, and the resulting humanitarian crises, has highlighted the need for action... Read more
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