ACD Index Latest Figures

  • 180,000 Fatalities worldwide

    Up 67,000 on 2013
  • 42 Active Conflicts

    Up 1 on 2014
  • 12,181,000 Refugees

    Up 2.8m on 2013
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  • News
    21 September 2015

    Perilous escape routes from Iraq’s multiple battlefields

    The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq currently stands at around 3.2 million. Conditions for those fleeing ISIS-controlled areas are becoming increasingly dire, as the Iraqi government seeks to restrict their entry into Baghdad, and ISIS cracks down...

  • News
    10 September 2015

    Peace deal signed in South Sudan

    South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has signed a much-anticipated peace agreement with his rival and rebel leader Riek Machar, but many questions remain as to whether the agreement will end the country’s 20-month civil war. 

  • News
    01 September 2015

    Slow progress in Yemen despite military victories

    With anti-Houthi Popular Resistance forces largely controlling four key governorates of Yemen and further gains in new strategic locations, it would appear progress is being made in resolving the conflict. However, military advances are being hampered by the resurgence of...

  • News
    21 August 2015

    Mullah Omar’s death and the Afghan peace process

    Following confirmation of the death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reports quickly emerged of infighting among the Taliban leadership. Although Omar's replacement Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour is thought to be in favour of peace talks with Kabul, it now...