Heightened levels of political violence continued into the presidential runoff in Brazil, raising concerns over further outbreaks of unrest beyond the election period.
ACLED Year in Review
Global Disorder in 2022
Our 2022 annual report analyzes the past year of data on political violence and demonstration activity around the world. Overall, political violence events increased by 27% compared to 2021, while demonstration events declined by 12%.
World at a Glance
Week of 21 Jan 23
Data cover the period of 21 Jan 23 - 27 Jan 23. For more information about how ACLED collects data and categorizes events, see the ACLED Codebook.
Political Violence Events: 2,234ℹ
-3% from previous week
Demonstration Events: 2,827ℹ
+6% from previous week
Battles: 554 Events
Explosions/Remote Violence: 1,027 Events
Violence Against Civilians: 499 Events
Mob Violence: 154 Events
Protests: 2,668 Events
Violent Demonstrations: 159 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.
ACLED Conflict Severity Index
A New Measure of the Complexities of Conflict
Drawing on the latest data, our Conflict Severity Index assesses four key indicators to identify the most severe forms of conflict around the world. At the start of 2023, 19 countries meet the Index’s criteria for high or extreme levels of conflict severity, ranging from Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Ukraine to Mali, Myanmar, and Yemen.
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.