Update of ACLED Resources on Central African Republic

CAR has long been a site of numerous crises. The recent escalation in violent conflict in the country has seen a dramatic increase in the intensity and frequency of attacks on civilians in particular. ACLED researchers have compiled a selection of resources to facilitate analysis of the levels of violence within CAR over time. ACLED CAR Monadic File…

The trend of increasing violence against humanitarian workers

Violence against humanitarian workers reached a record high in 2013: according to the United Nations, a total of 460 humanitarian workers were killed, kidnapped or injured in 2013 in various conflict hotspots across the globe (UN News Centre, 19 August 2014). Analysis of the ACLED dataset shows that there has been an even more dramatic increase in…

CAR Conflict in Stages from 2010

Many wonder how the current crisis in the Central African Republic has come about. In the visualization below, we see that (most recently) the former president Bozize’s call for elections began a process of peace negotiation with various rebel groups and those groups then re-organizing into the Seleka rebels. Both the main former rebel group…