Since January 2014, armed conflicts and war have killed more than 214,000 people worldwide.
Some ongoing conflicts last for decades. The combined death toll of the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the 1970s - including the LRA insurgency, Katanga insurgency, and the Kivu conflict - has surpassed 400,000. In Burma (Myaynmar), internal conflict since 1948 has added another 200,000 to the worldwide death toll. Meanwhile, the nearly decade long Mexicon drug wars is estimated to claim 5,000-10,000 victims annually.
Learn more about the tragic statistics of modern wars from the detailed table at the bottom of the page (columns are sortable). All data is based on the crowdsourced Wikipedia data compliations.
The 2017 Global Peace Index: Armed Conflicts | Safety and Security | Militarization
Armed conflict is defined by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) as a contested incompatibility that concerns government or territory where the use of armed force between two parties, of which at least one is the government of a state, results in at least 25 battle-related deaths. Country of conflict is a country whose government has a primary claim to the issue in dispute and not the geographical location of the conflict. There are three different types of conflict: interstate, internal, and internationalized internal. Interstate armed conflict occurs between two or more states. Internal conflict occurs between the government of a...
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