ACLED (The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project) has now released all political violence and protest data for 2021. You can now access an annual update covering more than 266,000 events around the world. It includes extensive coverage of the impact of COVID on violent uprising and state repression across the world. Register for […]
A new paper by UN DPPA Mediation Support Unit and Swiss Peace which explores the role of social media in armed conflict. It includes practical examples of how it can be used for communication on how to prevent, manage and resolve conflict.
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Mozambique Conflict Observatory- Cabo Ligado — or ‘connected cape’. A new website from ACLED in association with Zitamar News and Mediafax which aims to monitor levels and trends of political violence in Mozambique and to provide weekly updates of data and visualisations. There is a dashboard with mapping and descriptions of events.
ACLED has now expanded real-time coverage to all of Europe, extending the dataset to 37 new countries and territories. These data add more than 28,000 political violence and demonstration events. They include coverage of the of Covid-related acts of violence, such as violence targeting healthcare workers, mob attacks on individuals with alleged links to the coronavirus and demonstrations […]
Trends in Armed Conflict, 1946–2014 Free access to this factsheet of data recently published by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). It is taken from the conflict trends project and includes information on types of wars and battle deaths. Other sources of data on conflict include: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) conflict data pages covering 1945 […]
Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just launched this guide compiled by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations which provides information on international law relating to all aspects of humanitarian aid in war. It includes coverage of […]
A tool developed to provide researchers and the public with provide up-to-date information on potential risks to civil aviation arising from armed conflict. It includes notices from its member states on risks they have identified related to aircraft safety in certain conflict regions of the world. Material includes full text notices. Items date from approximately […]
Global Governance Monitor Tool from the Council on Foreign Relations. …aims to monitor how the international community is doing in dealing with security threats. It has a timeline of key events in preventing war from 1648 to the present day. Other features of the site include: a matrix of Core United Nations peacekeeping documents, lists of […]
… comprises data on de-stabilising events such as coups, revolutions and political and economic upheaval. Analysis has been made from a global news archive. Materials generally date from 1945 onwards. Event file data and visual representations can be downloaded. For example the Google Earth File: 1979-2009 Sample Set contains data of three types of civil unrest events for […]