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The basic unit of analysis for the UCDP (Uppsala Conflict Data Program) GED dataset is the “event”, an individual incident (phenomenon) of lethal violence occurring at a given time and place. More specifically we define an event as: “An incident where armed force was by an organised actor against another organized actor, or against civilians, resulting in at least 1 direct death at a specific location and a specific date”. The dataset contains 103.665 events. It covers the entirety of Asia, Africa and the Middle East (excluding Syria) between 1989-01-01 and 2014-12-31. The maximum (best) spatial resolution of the dataset is the individual village or town. The dataset is fully geocoded. The maximum (best) temporal resolution of the dataset is the day. Only events linkable to a UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict, a UCDP Non-State Conflict or a UCDP One-Sided Violence instance are included. Events are included for the entire period, i.e. both for the years when such conflicts were active and for the years when such conflicts where not active. Variables description: Year - the year of the event. Type of violence - type of UCDP conflict: state-based conflict, non-state conflict, one-sided violence. Location - name of the location to which the event is assigned. Country - name of the country in which the event takes place. Region - region where the event took place. One of following: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East. Deaths sustained by side A - the best estimate of deaths sustained by side a. Always 0 for one-sided violence events. Deaths sustained by side B - The best estimate of deaths sustained by side b. Always 0 for one-sided violence events. Civilians deaths - the best estimate of dead civilians in the event. For non-state or state-based events, this is the number of collateral damage resulting in fighting between side a and side b. For one-sided violence, it is the number of civilians killed by side a. Unknown deaths - the best estimate of deaths of persons of unknown status. Best estimate of total deaths - the best (most likely) estimate of total fatalities resulting from an event. It is always the sum of deaths sustained by side A and side B, civilians deaths and unknown deaths. High estimate of total deaths - the highest reliable estimate of total fatalities. Low estimate of total deaths - the lowest reliable estimate of total fatalities.
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