Airwars is a not-for-profit transparency watchdog which tracks, assesses, archives and investigates civilian harm claims in conflict-affected nations. Founded in 2014, by Chris Woods and Basile Simon, we are today a leading authority on conflict violence as it affects civilian communities.
To reliably and independently document the human cost of war in order to promote a more peaceful world where human lives are acknowledged and taken into account by militaries, policy-makers and global citizens with dignity and empathy.
Our impact goals:
- Pressure governments and military actors to acknowledge and take responsibility for the full human toll of their actions
- Ensure measures to prevent human suffering, particularly amongst civilian populations, are centred in military policy and practice
- Give individuals, communities and international actors the tools and evidence to pursue justice and accountability
Headquartered in the UK, Airwars is affiliated with the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. Our subsidiary organisation Airwars Stichting is registered as a not for profit in the Netherlands, which is also home to our satellite European office in Utrecht. Airwars staff and volunteers are variously based in the UK, Middle East, Europe and North America.
Read our latest Annual report here.