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Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project

ACLED (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project) is designed for disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping. This dataset codes the dates and locations of all reported political violence events in over 60 developing countries in Africa and Asia. Political violence includes events that occur within civil wars and periods of instability, public protest and regime breakdown. The project covers all African countries from 1997 to the present, and South and South-East Asia in real-time. ACLED is directed by Prof. Clionadh Raleigh (University of Sussex). It is operated by senior research manager Caitriona Dowd (University of Sussex) for Africa and Sarah Kaiser-Cross for South and South-East Asia. The data collection involves several research analysts, including Hilary Tanoff, Charles Vannice, James Moody, Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd, Andrea Carboni, Matt Baden-Carew, Roudabeh Kishi, Fatima Zeb and others. These data contain information on: Dates and locations of conflict events; Specific types of events including battles, civilian killings, riots, protests and recruitment activities; Events by a range of actors, including rebels, governments, militias, armed groups, protesters and civilians; Changes in territorial control; and Reported fatalities.

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    • June 2015
      Source: Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project
      Uploaded by: Knoema
      Accessed On: 24 June, 2015
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      This dataset includes statistics for battle deaths (soldiers and civilians killed in combat) in state-based armed conflicts. The PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset dataset defines battle deaths as deaths resulting directly from violence inflicted through the use of armed force by a party to an armed conflict during contested combat. Contested combat is use of armed force by a party to an armed conflict against any person or target during which the perpetrator faces the immediate threat of lethal force being used by another party to the conflict against him/her and/or allied fighters. Contested combat excludes the sustained destruction of soldiers or civilians outside of the context of any reciprocal threat of lethal force (e.g. execution of prisoners of war).

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