Airwars is a collaborative, not-for-profit transparency project aimed at tracking, assessing and archiving international military actions and related civilian harm claims in conflict zones such as Iraq, Syria and Libya. We also work with militaries, where practicable, to help improve understanding of public civilian harm allegations – with the aim of reducing battlefield casualties.
Founded in 2014, we have quickly established ourselves as a leading authority on conflict violence as it affects civilian communities. Our international team has monitored more than 30 belligerents across six conflict countries – and has tracked more than 50,000 locally alleged civilian deaths.
Headquartered in London, Airwars is affiliated with the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. We also have a satellite European office in Utrecht in the Netherlands. Other staff and volunteers are based in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America.