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Armed conflicts are increasingly taking place in urban areas, where explosive weapons are used on a large scale, causing extensive collateral damage.
According to the Explosive Weapons Monitor, when explosive weapons are used in populated areas, 90% of the victims are civilians. In its report published in April 2023 entitled "2021-2022: Two Years of Global Harm to Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas ", the Monitor presents its findings.
In 2021 and 2022, 50,995 people worldwide were killed or injured by explosive weapons. This extremely high number of victims is due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the growing use of explosive weapons in conflicts in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Somalia. Since October 7, 2023, the Gaza Strip has been the scene of violent clashes between Israel and Hamas, with over 11,900 people killed and more than 31,400 wounded on both side.
The intensive use of explosive weapons has become almost systematic in modern conflicts. They lead to the displacement, injury and death of civilians.
Many are left with lifelong disabilities. Their livelihoods have been destroyed. The destruction of essential services and housing is causing further long-term humanitarian damage. Humanity & Inclusion is committed to ensuring that the innocent victims of conflict are not forgotten, and to stopping the bombing of cities. Civilians in countries such as Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan are innocent victims of war, and children are particularly vulnerable.
In November 2022, Canada adopted the "EWIPA" Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas
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THE MORE WE ARE, THE LOUDER OUR VOICES WILL BE IN CANADA!
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, RESIDENTS OF CANADA CALL UPON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO:
Draft and publish publicly Chief of Defence Staff Directive to implement the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.
Encourage allies to endorse the Political Declaration.
Commit funding to clearance of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war in addition to assistance for victims of these weapons
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