The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. ACLED collects information on the dates, actors, locations, fatalities, and types of all reported political violence and protest events around the world. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public.

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ACLED is the leading source of real-time data on political violence and protest activity around the world. We regularly provide the media with the latest figures on conflict events and fatalities, commentary on trends and dynamics, insight into ACLED data collection methodology, and more.

For media inquiries, please contact us at [email protected] or visit our team page to get in touch with individual specialists.

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ACLED was created by Clionadh Raleigh, a Professor of Political Violence and Geography at the University of Sussex, in 2005 as a component of her PhD work. Since 2014, ACLED has operated as a non-profit, non-governmental organization incorporated in Wisconsin. In 2022, ACLED expanded coverage to the entire world, collecting data in real time and publishing weekly updates.

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ACLED is a registered non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status in the United States. ACLED receives financial support from the Complex Risk Analytics Fund (CRAF’d), the European Commission, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Tableau Foundation.

ACLED partners with Mapbox for support on the latest location data and mapping tools.

The project has previously received funding from the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the United States Department of State, the German Federal Foreign Office, the International Organization for Migration, the University of Texas at Austin, and the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant agreement n° 283755 from 2013 to 2017.


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Code of Conduct for Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment (SEAH) of any kind. This applies to our own organization and extends to those we work with. If you suspect or have experienced sexual exploitation or abuse, please immediately report it to ACLED’s Designated PSEAH Lead at . ACLED’s policy on sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment is outlined in our Code of Conduct for Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment.


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