Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan

The report “Living Under Drones,” describes the conditions of daily life in communities in northwest Pakistan where drones hover 24 hours a day, striking homes, vehicles, and public spaces without warning. Their presence terrorizes men, women and children, driving many to stay away from school, funerals, and routine economic, social, and communal activities.

The Stanford-NYU research team who produced the report conducted nine months of research, including two investigations in Pakistan. Researchers interviewed over 130 individuals, including civilians who traveled out of the largely inaccessible region of North Waziristan to meet with the research team. They also interviewed medical doctors who treated strike victims, humanitarian professionals, and journalists who worked in drone-impacted areas.

Accompanying the report is a video featuring the testimony of some of the scores of drone strike victims interviewed in Pakistan. The video was produced by the media non-profit Brave New Foundation and its President Robert Greenwald and can be found at Living Under Drones