Iain is the Executive Director of Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). It is a London based charity that has a central mission: to reduce harm and to rebuild lives affected by armed violence.
We do this by carrying out research and advocacy to reduce the incidence and impact of global armed violence.
The number of fatalities from armed violence is estimated to be over half a million people killed every year. Around two thirds of these violent deaths are estimated to occur outside conflict situations.
Poorer countries are particularly badly affected.
Iain’s own main focus is on the impact of explosive violence on civilians, the rising use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terror groups, and the harm wrought worldwide by guns.