ACLED Conflict Index: Mid-Year Update
Using a new and expanded methodology, the mid-year update to ACLED’s global Conflict Index assesses levels of political violence for every country according to four key indicators: deadliness, danger to civilians, geographic diffusion, and armed group fragmentation.
World at a Glance
Week of 9 Sep 23
Data cover the period of 9 Sep 23 - 15 Sep 23. For more information about how ACLED collects data and categorizes events, see the ACLED Codebook.
Political Violence Events: 2,389ℹ
-25% from previous week
Demonstration Events: 2,340ℹ
-3% from previous week
Battles: 662 Events
Explosions/Remote Violence: 1,049 Events
Violence Against Civilians: 482 Events
Mob Violence: 196 Events
Protests: 2,253 Events
Violent Demonstrations: 87 Events
The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) collects real-time data on the locations, dates, actors, fatalities, and types of all reported political violence and protest events around the world.
Conflict Watchlist 2023
In ACLED’s new Conflict Watchlist, we identify a range of crisis areas that are likely to evolve in the coming year — for better and for worse. More than a rundown of violent hotspots, the Watchlist highlights some of the world’s most complex conflicts, where a combination of subnational, regional, and international dynamics are likely to produce major shifts in each case’s trajectory in 2023.
Administering Violence: A Special Project on Violence Targeting Local Officials
Our inaugural special issue examines trends in violence targeting local officials in the European Union, Ukraine, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines, and South Africa.
Our monthly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring. Select a region from the list below to see the latest regional overview.
Ethiopia Peace Observatory
The Ethiopia Peace Observatory (EPO) is a special project launched by ACLED to enhance local data collection across Ethiopia. The EPO aims to provide a dedicated platform for governments, media, civil society, and the public to access reliable information and analysis about political violence and unrest across the country.
Cabo Ligado (‘connected cape’) is a conflict observatory established by ACLED in partnership with Zitamar News and MediaFax to monitor political violence in Mozambique. The project supports real-time data collection on the insurgency in the country’s northern Cabo Delgado province and provides cutting-edge analysis of the latest conflict trends.