IEDs: The Humanitarian Impact
This expert roundtable will consider the humanitarian impacts of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In 2013, IEDs were responsible for 71 per cent (26,993) of the total casualties from explosive weapons worldwide. Of these, 85 per cent (22,829) were reported to be civilians. Throughout all countries and conflicts, IEDs were the predominant explosive weapon type used by non-state armed groups. This roundtable will convene approximately 35 participants representing key states, field-based UN agencies, and civil society organizations to discuss the many issues associated with the humanitarian impact of IEDs.
This event is hosted together with Action on Armed Violence. Attendance is by invitation only.