ACD Index Latest Figures

  • 112,906 Fatalities worldwide

    Up 3,687 on 2012
  • 41 Active Conflicts

    Down 9 on 2013
  • 26,739,500 IDPs

    Up 0.9m on 2012
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  • News
    03 March 2014

    Crisis in Ukraine

    After Russia’s military intervention in Crimea, an armed confrontation between Russia and Ukraine is edging closer. According to US military sources, Russian forces are now in complete operational control of the peninsula.

  • News
    23 December 2013

    South Sudan: fragile and divided

    South Sudan, already struggling with inter-communal violence, weak governance and tensions with north Sudan, is now in serious crisis as an internal power struggle in the ruling South Sudan People's Liberation Movement has lead to an armed uprising against President Salva...

  • News
    21 November 2013

    Insecurity and conflict in the Sinai peninsula

    Violence in the Sinai peninsula has increased, and the peninsula has been added to the more than 50 other conflicts covered by the IISS’s re-launched Armed Conflict Database (ACD). Militant groups have been taking advantage of the power vacuum created by the...

  • News
    07 November 2013

    End of the road for the M23?

    A revolutionary new UN combat brigade may have helped the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) army to defeat a rebellion in the country’s troubled east. The rebel group M23 (March 23) declared this week that it was laying down...