ACD Index Latest Figures

  • 175,881 Fatalities worldwide

    Up 62,975 on 2013
  • 41 Active Conflicts

    Down 9 on 2013
  • 26,739,500 IDPs

    Up 0.9m on 2012
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  • News
    20 May 2015

    Insecurity in the Sinai Peninsula

    North Sinai has been the site of escalating security operations for several months. Armed groups have expanded their capacity and despite the state’s efforts to contain it, the chronic insecurity of North Sinai has spilled over to the rest of the...

  • News
    08 May 2015

    The tide turns against Boko Haram

    Nigerian government forces have gained considerable ground against Boko Haram since January 2015, with 700 girls and women rescued from the Sambisa nature reserve in early May. The most important question is whether Nigerian forces will be able to keep the...

  • News
    20 April 2015

    Criminal ambushes in Jalisco - a hyper-violent wave of cartel brutality

    A display of heightened military prowess and boldness from criminal groups has shocked Mexicans in recent weeks. A series of well-organised ambushes in western Jalisco state has left 28 dead, most of them police officers.

  • News
    14 April 2015

    The power struggle in Yemen and its paradoxical alliances

    A full-blown civil war erupted in Yemen when the Houthis marched to Aden on 22 March, sparking confrontations with southern militias. The war is essentially a power struggle between the Houthis, allied with former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and President Abd...