Regional Hub:
East Asia Pacific

Region at a Glance
Week of 19 Nov 22

Data cover the period of 19 Nov 22 - 25 Nov 22. For more information about how ACLED collects data and categorizes events, see the ACLED Codebook.

Political Violence Events: 188

-8% from previous week

Demonstration Events: 294

-3% from previous week

Event Types:

Battles: 62 Events

Explosions/Remote Violence: 74 Events

Violence Against Civilians: 46 Events

Mob Violence: 6 Events

Protests: 289 Events

Violent Demonstrations: 5 Events

Find all ACLED data and analysis for East Asia Pacific below.

The East Asia Pacific dataset is updated every Tuesday through the most recent Friday.

Curated Data

This file contains all political violence events, demonstration events, and strategic developments recorded in East Asia Pacific from the beginning of ACLED coverage to the present. Please note that historical coverage may vary by country. A full list of country-year coverage is available here.

For an explanation of how ACLED codes and categorizes data, see the ACLED Codebook. For more information, see our Resource Library. Guides specific to East Asia Pacific include:

Regional Overviews

Our weekly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.

Regional Data Collection Partners

ACLED partners with a wide range of organizations to collect information in hard-to-access contexts and integrate thematic, regional, and country-level expertise into our data collection program. Click through the list to learn more about our partners in East Asia Pacific.

The Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) records major incidents of violence against aid workers. Initiated in 2005, to date the AWSD remains the sole comprehensive global source of this data, providing the evidence base for analysis of the changing security environment for civilian aid operations. The AWSD is a project of Humanitarian Outcomes.

Established in 2001, HRNK is America’s only think-tank focused exclusively on researching, investigating, and publishing on the North Korean human rights situation. Through satellite imagery analysis, escapee testimony, interviews with experts in the field and desk research, HRNK has produced 52 major reports on the North Korean human rights situation. HRNK has held UN consultative status since April 2018. Nine HRNK reports were quoted 27 times in the 2020 U.S. Department of State Report on Human Rights Practices in North Korea, released on March 30, 2021.

Deep South Watch (DSW) is an autonomous organization seeking to create a common space in the deep south provinces of Thailand for parties in the conflict to engage in peace discourses. Deep South Watch seeks to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to find an exit from the violent conflict. Based on the research project, in 2004 DSW has produced the Deep South Watch Database, which uses media as well as official records to track violence and conflict incidents in the southern border provinces of Thailand. Deep South Watch (DSW) is also affiliated to the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity (CSCD) of Prince of Songkla University at Pattani, Thailand.

Front Line Defenders is an Irish-based international organisation, founded in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs); people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Front Line Defenders addresses the protection needs identified by HRDs themselves. The organisation has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and in 2018 Front Line Defenders was awarded the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights.

Myanmar Peace Monitor is a project run by the Burma News International that works to support communication and understanding in the current efforts for peace and reconciliation in Myanmar. It aims to centralize information, track, and make sense of the many events and stakeholders involved in the complex and multifaceted peace process. is the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism, established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide. is committed to reaching Human Rights Defenders working in remote areas and countries where it is particularly dangerous to work in human rights defense. It focuses on defenders who are especially targeted, including women human rights defenders, defenders of LGBTI rights, land and environmental rights defenders, economic and social rights defenders, defenders of minorities, lawyers, and those fighting for freedom of expression and association.

The Xinjiang Victims Database seeks to document in detail the specific individuals affected by the mass incarcerations in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, focusing on — but not limited to — the recent events from early 2017 on. Simultaneously, the database also seeks to consolidate all of the available victim-based primary evidence, such as eyewitness accounts or official documents that prove the detentions of specific individuals.

East Asia Pacific Analysis