This document reviews the existing approaches to documenting the reverberating effects of explosive weapons use in populated areas. It finds that, at present, documentation is scattered among different subject areas, such as, for example, concern for children and health care, along with some geographic case studies. There is no comprehensive overview of the full range of reverberating effects, no standard methodological framework that would bring the various elements together with a view to informing policy practitioners on how to reduce the impacts of explosive weapons use on civilians.

Citation: Christina Wille and John Borrie (2016). "Understanding the Reverberating Effects of Explosive Weapons: A Way Forward", UNIDIR, Geneva.